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Government of Mysore 


ANNUAL KEPORT 

OF THE 

MYSORE ARCHEOLOGICAL 

DEPARTMENT 

FOR THE YRxVR 1946 



AlYaOKE 

PRINTED BY THE SENIOR ASST. DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENT BRANCH PRESS 



CONTENTS 


PART 1 — AdministratiTe 


Stafi, Toms Exploration, Excavation 

Oonseivation, Epigraphy, Historical lecords and Sannads, Publications, Library 
Misoellaneons, Finances 


PART II — ConserTatioBi 


CHITALDRUG DISTRICT 

Hanhai — 

Han hares vara temple 
Chitaldrug — 

XTchohangamina temple, Kalamma temple, Fort walls on the Hills 
fifcanathe^yara temple, Hidimbesvara temple 


Devanui — 

Lakshmikanta temple 


KADUR DISTRICT 


HASSAN DISTRICT 

Manjar^bad — 

Tippn’s Foit 
Belui 


Clnkkabbagilu — 

Janaidana temple (Harayana temple) 


MANDYA DISTRICT 




MYSORE DISTRICT 

Talkad — ‘ ‘ 

Eartinarayana temple 

Patalesvara and Maralesvara temples 


Kudh— 

Ramesvara temple 


SHIMOGA DISTRICT 


PART III — Study of Ancient Monuments aid Sites 
BANGALORE DISTRICT 


The Ancient Site ol Tarabanahalli 

MANDYA DISTRICT 

Maddur — 

li^aiasimha temple 
Varadai^aia temple 
Santekasalagere 


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Clukka bbagihi — 

J anardana temple 


MalaTalb Taluk 


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Penyapatna — 

Fort, Silniva^a temple 


MYSORE DISTRICT 


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Chamarajaaaf ar Taluk 


Kudalui 

T -Narasipur Taluk 

Talkad— 

Old Foit 

Arkesvaia temple 

CHITALDRUG DISTRICT 

Clntaldiug — 

Siva temple 
Banaada chavadi 


Cboiaimyedelialli — 
ls\ aia temple 


SHIMOGA DISTRICT 


HASSAN DISTRICT 

Belur — 

The Ohennake^ava temple — 

Eaves'-\vith Kirtimukhas, Pierced stone iimdows 
Vishnuvatclliaiia m Dtabar — Screen 
The Ball and Vamana screen 

Kalitigamaidana screen, Ashtadikpalaka soieen, the Prahlada episode screen 
The Lakshminarayana screen, Bhagavata screen, Screen XV 
Smaller Bracket images 

Top Eaves, some pillars in the navaranga, the Bati and Manmatha ceiling 
The Kappeohennigataya temple 


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PART IV — Manuscript 

Hjbtoiy ot Midigesi chiefs — 

Desciiption of the Dooumentj A lebiame of the facts given m the Docnmeiit ... 24 

Information collected from the Epigraphia Oarnatiea and othei books regarding the event 

mentioned in the Rayarekha . gg 

PART V — ^Inscriptions 

CHITALDRUG DISTRICT 

Litbic record at Govanur 32 

Lithic lecotd at Budihal .. . , 32 — 34 


HASSAN DISTRICT 


LithiL le* ord iieai the budge over the Yagachi river 






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KADUR DISTRICT 


Litbe lecords at Kalasa 
Lithic records at Mavinakere 


MYSORE DISTRICT 

Lithic record at Muttalavadi Kebbelmndi 
Lithe record at Madhavamaatn Dam 
Records on the vajrSngi at Nanjangud 
Lithe lecords at Nanjangud 
Lithic record at Toremavu 
Lithic record at Badanah 
Lithe record at Debar 
Lithic record ,it Yiredevanaputa 
Litho record at Mudahalli 
Lithic record at Basavanapura 
Lithic record at Hejpgehalh 
Lithic record at Dodda Kavilande 
Lithe records at Nerale 
Lithe records at Ohikka Kaulande 
Lithe record at Suttur 
Lithe record at Kagarle 
Lithe record at Hedatale 
Lithe record at Kalale 
Records on silvei and othei metal objects 
List of inscriptions according to Dynasties and Dates 
Appendix A 
Appendix B 
Appendix 0 
Appendix D 
Index 


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ILLUSTEATIONS 


Plat* 

I (l) Eaves with E-irtimulihas, Cliennake'java Temple, Belur 
(2) Do do do 

II (1] The soieeiis bearing ornamental designs, Chennakesava Temple, Belur. 


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IV A pierced stone scieen depicting Vishnuvardhana m Durbar, Ohennakesava Temple, Belur. 


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A pierced stone seieen depicting Bah and Vamana, 

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Do Prahlada episode. 

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Pillais m the navaianga, 

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XVI Doorway to the south cell, Kappechennigaraya Temple, Belur. 

XVII. Sukhanaai dooiway, Do do 

XVIII fl) Ceiling in front of the kitchen block-plan looking up, Ohennakesava Temple, Belur. 
(2) Do —section, Do do 

XIX Doorway leading to the Vasudeva Pond, Chennake^va Temple, Belur 



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ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF MYSORE 


ANNUAL REPORT POE THE YEAR ]94S-i6 


PART I— ADMINISTRATIVE 

Dr M H Krishna, the Director, went on six months’ furlough with effect 

from 6 th Marcli 1P46. Duimg the peiiod of his absence 
Staff on leave Mr L Narasimhachar, m.a , Assistant to the 

Ditector, was appointed to act as Diiector of Aichaeology 
.(wfie GO No 4720/C.B 362-46-1, dated 29th June 1946). 

Mr S Srmivasachar, M A., was appointed Junior Technical Assistant to the 
Directoi of Archaeology with effect from 17th June 1946 as per G 0 No. E. 7016-9 
— Archseology 1-46-10^ dated 14th May 1946 

The place of Architectmal Assistant continued to be vacant throughout the 
year. Proposals to revive the post with the designation Archasological Assistant 
'Were submitted to Government 

Inspection and survey tours were undertaken by the Director of Archaeology in 

parts of Coorg and the Districts of Mysore, Hassan, Ohital- 
Tonrs * Exploration drug and Bangalore, during the first half of the year. The 

Acting Director toured m parts of Mysore, Hassan, 
Mandya, Kadiir, Shimoga and Bangaloi e Districts during the latter half of the year. 
In all about fifty monuments were inspected Certain interesting monuments and 
sculptures were noticed in parts of Coorg and near Choi ana- Yedehalli near Shimoga 

The work m connection with the preparation of a monograph on the Chandra- 

valli excavations is piogressiug Di R E Mortimer 
Excavation, Wheeler, Director-General of Archeology m India, paid a 

visit to the ancient sites at Chandravalli and Bralimagin 
in the company of the Director of Archaeology, Mysore, and proposed to Government 
that some further excavations at these sites might be conducted by the Department 
of Archeology in Mysore in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India The 
proposal was approved by Government and further excavations were proposed to he 
conducted in 1946-47 Government also sanctioned a sum of Rs 10,000 spread 
over two years for conducting excavatious at Halcbid in the Hassan District The 
excavation will be conducted jointly by the Department of Arehieology and the 
Mysore Government Museum, Bangalore, * 



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Iruportant conservatioa work in connection with the strengthening of the maha- 

dvara of the Ohennakesava temple at Beltir is being. 

Conservation done. 

The recommendations of Dr Sana Ullah, retiied Archseological Chemist, to the 
Government of India, in regard to the preservation of the monuments at Sravana- 
belgola and elsewheie and of the muial paintings at the Daiya Daulat, Sermgapatam, 
are engaging the attention of the authorities. Certain experiments have been con- 
ducted at Sravanabelgola with the solutions supplied by him and by the Indian 
Institute of Science, Bangaloie The results are being watched The Dnector- 
General of Archseology m India is also being consulted in connection with the 
preservation of the paintings at the Darya Daulat, Sermgapatam 

In connection with the preseivatiou of Shaji’s tomb at Hodigere near Cheunagiri 
the Shimoga District, Government constituted a Conservation Committee in their 
Order ISIo E 5593--8/ArchsBology 9-46-22, dated 12th March 1946, with the 
Director of Archseology as the Oonveuei. The recommendations of the Committee 
are m the comse of submission to Government. 

Several estimates for repairs to the ancient monuments m the State were 
received and returned either with countersignature or for revision Two estimates 
were received for repaiis to the Amntesvara temple at Amxitapura near Tankere* 
SmoG both of them fell short of the actual conservation needs of the temple, they 
were returned for revision. 

About 65 new inscriptions and records were collected Most of them belong to 

the Hoysala, Vijayanagar and post-Vi]ayanagar times 

Epigraphy. 

Several historical records and sannads have been collected for study and return 

Among them there are some which are m Marathi characters 
Historical Records and The others are m Kannada Most of them belong to the 
Sannads period of Krishnaraja Wadiyar III. 

The prmtmg of the annual report of the department for 1945 was completed. 
Advance copies of the report are m the course of submission to Government. 

As directed by Government, a revised edition of the Guide to Sermgapatam was 
Publications. prepaied and sent to the press 

Bound copies of the annual report of the department for 1944 were received 
from the press and are being distributed. 

About forty books were added to the Library of the 
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Library. 



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Occasional qnenes from institutions, etc , were answered from time to time. 

Penodieal notes of inspection and reports were submitted. 
ffisceDaieoii. The department participated in the Mysore Dasara Exhi- 
bition, the Exhibition under the Indian Science Congress 
at Bangalore, the Kannada Sahitya Parishad Exhibition at Madras, and the Indian 
History Congress Exhibition at Annamalainagar. Select photographs of monuments 
and antiquities were also sent for being displayed at the Vikrama Exhibition at 
Bombay 

The receipts and expenditure of the department under the budget heads 

amounted respectively to Es. 926-3-0 and Es 23,914-14-6 
Fiiaices during the year 

The success of the work of the department, in spite of the obvious want of 
adqnate staff, was due to the sincere co-operation of the members of the staff and 
their readmessto work even out of office hours 



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PART II— CONSERVATION 
CHITALDRUG DISTRICT 
Harihar 

hariharEsvaua temple 

(1) It IS imperative that all the private dwellings m the enclosme of the temple 
should be acquired and demolished, and a rampart wall put up all round* Improve- 
ments to the fi outage may, at the same time, be effected 

(2) The accietionai structures abutting the gai'bhagnha from the left, the Kala- 
Bhairava shime and the modem structuies behind the smaller Hariharesvaia temple 
may all be knocked down, and separate shrmes for the gods built on one or two sides 
of the enclosure 

(3) The electric installation mside the temple has unfortunately marred the 
beauty of the ceilings and beams Cross-bars and drops may he done away with 
and subdued lights may be used m these places The slabs may be freed from their 
ohunam coating and all furthei white-washing ■should be strictly prohibited 

Chitaldrug 

XJCHCHANGAMMA TEMPLE 

The mam temple is generally intact. Only the roof is leaky in a few places 
which may be looked into and made w^atei-tiglit. The a^vattha plants growing m two 
or thiee places may be cut down and their loots eradicated The prakara mantapas 
aie all dilapidated Several of their pillais have sunk and the beams have become 
either out of plumb or cracked. The pillars and beams require to be properly 
replaced and the roof and the flooring of the prakara generally repaired and 
paved with cement mortar. The outer walls of the prakara kivo oulged m two or 
three places owing to the weight above These portions have to be rebuilt from the 
bottom and properly secured by bond stones connecting them with the intact walls. 

KALAMMA TEMPLE 

The Kalamma temple is generally intact Only its surroundings need to be 
made neat and tidy 

EOBT WALLS ON THE HILLS 

The plants and roots of trees should all be totally destroyed by application of 
Atlas Tree Killer 



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EKANATHESVARA TEMPLE 

This 18 a cave temple under the shelter of a rook and is quite intact. The 
stucco sculptmes of the parapet need to be mended 

HIDIMBESVAKA TEMPLE 

The Mahadvdra . — The Mahadvaia has a tower of three storeys and presents a 
good appearance. It is of a peculiar type and has few parallels m the State Ln- 
fortiinately the slabs of the outer walls, pillars, etc , have been much weather-beaten 
and have succumbed to the action of salts Wet paper pulp application is suggested 
to remove the salts from the stones to pi event further wearing out. Vinyl asoetate 
solution may be applied as a preservative The joints requiie cement- mortar plastering 
suitably coloured. The brick parapet above the Hidimbesvaii temple is much 
ruined and absolutely void of sculptures It only adds to the weight above and may 
perhaps be pulled down. The chunam coating from the pillars and walls lias to be 
scraped off slowly and carefully 

KADUR DISTRICT 
Devanur 

On receipt of a representation made by some local people to the Minister m 
charge of Public Works regarding repairs to the Lakshmikanta temple, the G-overn- 
ment directed this department to inspect the building and submit proposals for its 
conservation. Accordingly the Acting Director inspected the monument and snb- 
mitted proposals which are now before Government 

Devanur was the native place of Lakshmisa, one of the most brilliant Kannada 
poets who flourished in the 17th century The association of the temple and its 
deity with this poet-genius adds additional importance to the monument. Unfortu- 
nately, at the time of inspection, the main door of the navaranga was kept locked 
and sealed owing to a dispute between the archak and the convener Hence the 
intenoi of the temple could not be inspected As regards the rest of the tf^mple, 
however, the following are the recommendations for oonseivation 

(1) The kaisale requires immediate attention inasmuch as the pillars and 
beams have become dangerously out of plumb. These may be set to plumb and the 
outer wall may be built entirely of size stones and the roof made completely water- 
tight Similar treatment is necessaiy in respect of the Yaga^ala and kitchen , 

(2) The flooring all round and mside the Yagasala and kitchen requires to be 
made even and paved with stone-slabs oi cement 

(3) The surroundings of the temple need no be levelled up and made tidy 

(4) The roof of the mam stiuctnre is leaky in several places It may be 
examined and repaired with brick-bats and gravel laid in mortar and paved with 
asphalt. 



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HASSAN DISTRICT 

Manjarabad 

TIPPU’S PORT 

The fort is in good condition The two central structures aie only magazines- 
The underground cellar is directly on the west side. 

The inner verandah was existing all lound But now only the north side 
remains. The south side has come down. 

Belur 

On receipt of information that considerable conservation work was being done 
by the Public Works Department in connection with the strengthening of the inberior 
portion of the stone walls of the Mahadvara of the Behir temple and inasmuch as the 
Department of Archaeology had not received any intimation in this legard nor had 
any’estimate been received as required under the Standing Orders of Grovernment, 
the Executive Engmeer was contacted and a visit was made to the temple The work 
was closely examined m the company of the Overseer in charge The aichitects 
who built the Mahadvara have bnilt stone walls covering a rectangular portion 
on either side of the Mahadvara, dressing up the exterior face only and 
securing the ]omts At the other end in the inteiior, the stone blocks were left 
uneven so that the blocks did not properly rest one on another Prom wall to 
wall on the inside were inserted bond beams of stone to hold the walls in position. 
Some of these beams happen to bo old abandoned pillars of octagonal mouldmgs. The 
vacant space in between the walls was filled up by fine sand right up to the top of 
the stone structure on either side and over this the brick structure of the gopura was 
raised, stage by stage, and storey by storey, the weight of the superstructure being 
originally evenly distributed 

In course of time, however, the filled-in sand settled and sank, thus creating a 
vacuum to a depth of about one foot downwards from the brick construction. The 
weight of the superstructure had thus to rest on the stone walls only, while m the 
middle of the walls the bricks became loose Thus the decay started 
The concentration of the weight on the stone walls resulted in the flaking away of the 
edges of the stones at the joints m many places and caused vertical cracks m the 
stone construction and weakened the foundation It is reported that immediate 
steps were thus necessary to strengthen the stone walls and underpin the basement. 



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MANDYA DISTFUCT 

Malavalli Taluk 

ChikkaBbagila 

JANIRDANA TEMPLE (Naiayana Temple) 

• The temple is in a neglected condition It deserves to be put into order by 
effecting some initial repairs to the walls, ceilings and floormg Worship according 
to the Pancharatra Agama may be restored 

MYSORE DISTRICT 
Talkad 

kirtinarayana temple 

This monument is still in a deplorable state of decay. If immediate steps 
are not taken, the monument becomes completely ruined. The following conservation 
measures are urgently necessary: — 

1. The on-rush of the sand on the north-east, east and south be checked 
The sand at the temple front right up to a distance of about 200 feet square should 
be cleared to lay bare the old stone mahadvara and the area m fiont of it right up to 
the back portion of the Vaidyesvara temple The retaining bnck wall on the north 
and south as far as Yaidyesvara temple and the stone letammg wall above it all 
round the temple may also be freed from sand Above the stone retainmg wall a 
compound wall sufficiently thick and about 8 feet high might also be constructed. 
It IS perhaps possible to minimise the expenditure on this account by encouragmg 
the cultivators to remove sand for their fields from the temple premises instead of 
from other places The Director of Agriculture may be consulted in the matter 

2 The dilapidated loof can easily be repaired. The brick parapet has come 
down. The fallen original stones of the eaves may be replaced and the entire roof 
covered with a three-inch thick cement concrete overlaid by one-inoh thick asphalt. 
Water lead-outs may be provided for the roof at suitable places. 

3. The brick tower is very much dilapidated It has to be repaired under 
careful supervision 

4. All the size stone and brick walls built between pillars m the open 
mukhamantapa should be entirely removed and the many elegant star-shaped pillars 
once again laid bare to view. A separate shrine of small dimensions may be 
constructed for the goddess in the open space to the north of the garbhagriha and to 
the east of the well 

5. After laying bare the platform of the temple completely to view, it may be 
strengthened by cement-grouting in between the slabs and undertaking whatever 



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other repairs that may be necessary* The basement cornices which have become 
disjointed here and there may be set into position with cement pomting between the 
slabs done unobtrusively. 

6. The flights of steps on the three sides of the mukhamantapa may be laid 
bare and restored 

7. In the north-east and south-east corners the yagasSla and pakasala may 
be constructed with also a strong room against the brick retaining wall on the south. 

8. All the inscriptions on the walls and pillars may be fully 'cleaned by 
scraping off caiefully the ohunam coating Further white-washmg-in any part of 
the temple may be prohibited Foi the Alvais and the Acharyas kept in the hall, 
separate cells in the temple compound may be built. 

9. No vegetation should be allowed to grow in the premises of the 

temple. 

10 The outer walls of the temple whose slabs have become out of plumb in 
several places need to be set right and properly held m position by cement grouting 
and suitably coloured mortar pointing between the slabs The flooring of the hall 
may be suitably repaired by resettmg the existing slabs but without dressmg them 

11 It IS a pity that without the knowledge of the Archseological Department 
the renovators m charge of the work in collaboration with the local sympathisers 
have broken some finely sculptured pillars and other architectural members into 
size stones in their anxiety to provide buildmg material for the walls of the shrine of 
the goddess What has already been done should be pulled down and the size stones 
may be used in the ooustructiou of a separate shrine for the goddess, as mentioned 
above, to the north of the temple. 

An ancient monument board may be fixed m the premises and a watchman 
appointed on some reasonable remuneration to look after the monument 

patalEsvaea and maealesvaea temples 

Above the retaining wall around these temples a compound wall, about 5 feet m 
height, may be constructed to keep back the sand 

SHiMOGA DISTRICT 
Kadli 

An effective conservation of the temple woull not be possible by merely building 
a “ curtain wall ” all round or by treating the roof as suggested by the Government 
Architect. The primary desideratum in the restoration of the temple is in connec- 
tion with the following — 

1 It may be seen from the dislodged slabs in the north-west of the navaranga, 
the doorways on the north and south and the cornices in a few places that the bnck 



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super-structure above is rather heavy Since this super-structure is not architec- 
turally important, we can safely do away with it in order to reduce the weight and 
then we can replace the disjointed slabs and eaves into position securing them with 
bond-stones and clamps wherever necessary and by cement grouting and coloured 
mortar pointing on a large scale so that the walls would stand fiim with the 
eaves superimposmg them The roof may be made water-tight by laying brickbat and 
jelly about 2 inches in thickness overlaid by a layer of asphalt as suggested by the 
Archaeological Chemist to the G-overnment of India at Belur and Halebid. 

2, In respect of the gopuram, the hollows, of course, lequiie to be filled m. 
But that IS not enough As has been done at Ambarnath in Bombay Presidency, 
cement may be grouted into the interior of the tower on a large scale as also into the 
space in between the outer and innei wails of the garbhagriha and sukhanasi so that 
the whole thing forms a single mass. The stone outer face of the tower which 
shows traces of plastering here and there may belaid bare to view by careful 
scraping. 

3 All traces of white-washing inside and outside the temple should be 
cleaned and no further white-washmg should be permitted 

4. Inside the navaranga it is seen that several of the beams have moved out 
of position It is desirable that after removing the buck superstructure above, the 
ceiling slabs and beams should all be replaced into position carefully and 
correctly. 


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PART III— STUDY OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS AND SITES 

BANGALORE DISTRICT 

THE ANCIENT SITE OF TAEABANAHALLI 

The site is situated about 12 miles north-north-west of Bangalore. One Major 
Edward Elmherst who was camping at Tarabanahalli in 1943 discovered in the 
viciaity of the forest inspection bungalow a few interesting beads and painted 
and decorated potsherds, some of which were presented to the G-overninent Museum, 
Bangaloie On close study they were found to bear striking similarity to the anti- 
quities found at Ohandravalli, near Chitaldrug A joint inspection of the site was 
conducted by the Directoi of Archeology and the Curator of the G-overnment 
Museum acooidingly The site was found to extend over a vast stretch of cultivated 
land. To the south-west of the inspection bungalow, however, there are one or 
two acres of land which aie uncultivated. The site requires further investigation 
on an intensive scale. It promises to reveal forgotten glories of the Satavahana 
Empire and the oommeicial ties between South India and the Eoman World durmg 
the first two centuries of the Christiau Era 

MANDYA DISTRICT 

Maddiir 

NAEASIMHA TEMPLE 

To the north of Maddiir town and very close to it stand two temples one of 
which IS that of Narasimha It has two parts of which the inner consists of a 
garhhagriha of pure Hoysala workmanship with no human figures but plenty of 
tower work. This has been touched up in later Vijayanagar times. 

The sukhanasi is raised on four fine pillars, small but beautifully shaped The 
central ceiling has disappeared, but the surviving workmanship m other parts of the 
temple indicates that it must have been a beautiful one. In the sukhanasi are some 
beautiful images 

The temple has two quadrangles — the inner and the outer. On a mantapa in the 
outer quadrangle is a Vijayanagar image on a pillar The Varada set is installed m 
the inner quadrangle 

In the centre of the gaibhagriha stands an image of Ugra Narasimha, seven feet 
high, a beautifully carved figure showing Narasimha m the act of slaying Hiranya- 
ka^ipu. The image is beautifully carved and is one of the most powerfully executed 
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In the sukhanasi are two sets of metallic images of Varada with Sri and Bhu as 
Prahladavarada and Varadaraja with Sri and Bhu. The latter belongs to the old 
Yarada temple to the west. 

In front of the navaianga is an Ardhamantapa of about the Vijayanagar times. 
To its north are the images of Ramanuja and Desika and to its south are Manava- 
lamahamuni, Sri Visvaksenar, Nammalvar, Ya^oda and Krishna and SriniTasa. 
Behmd the temple are Saumyanayaki and Naiasimhanayaki 

varadara-ja temple 

The Vaiadara]a temple is intact though only a small part consisting of the 
garbhagriha and the sukhanasi remain The image is Janardana, about 12 feet high 
with padraa, chakra, sankha and gada. It wears a long loin cloth reaching almost 
“to the ankles The temple is either an early Ohola or a pre-Ghola structure, and on 
“the lower pait of its walls, which is all that remains, the lound cornice extends as at 
Kurudumale. The image is a beautiful one. It has no prabhavali. 

At the gateway leading to the hill is a Tamil inscription. 

Just behmd the Varadaraja temple are the rums of the old Varadaraja temple 
■whose image is now preserved in the Narasimha temple 

santekasalag-ere 

On the road from Karasvadi to Santekasalagere at the south-east end of the tank 
stands a temple of Vijayanagar times having four images in the garbhagriha They 
are three different types of Mother goddess and a Ganesa. The temple is known as 
Chaudesvari temple The village has 150 houses 

In Santekasalagere there are small temples of Ardhanarisvara, Basavesvara, Venka- 
taramana aud a large number ot viragals m the east of the village. 

About half a mile to the south of the village is a large high land about 83 acres 
in area on which the battle was fought between Ohikkadevaraja Odeyar and the 
Maratba army of Sivaji. The Mysore army routed the Maralhas. To the south-west 
are shrines of Bhima Siddhesvara, a largish flat oblong stone, and Madesvara 

To the south-west of these lies a large field ideally suited foi camping. This was 
the battle field From here to the east a great high land runs to east-south-east 
towards Bangalore District 

Malavalli Taluk 

Chikkabbagiln 

JAl^ARDANA TEMPLE (Narayana Temple) 

This IS a small low-roofed structure of granite The outer walls are raised on a 
low basement and are relieved by short right-angled pilasters with narrow niches on 
the south, west and north Above the niches are low ^wers which in their 



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workmanship resemble the turrets at Belgola, Hangala, etc. The navaranga pillars 
have cubical bases and octagonal shafts with no capitals The ceilings are all plain. 
The mam image of Narayana m the garbhagriha has a prabhavali, and holds lotus, 
chakra, sankha and gada which are the attributes of Janardana In its style 
of woikmanship, the image appears to have a strong resemblance to the image at 
Tadimalingi It is thus not impossible that the temple with its image belongs to 
about the 11th century 

From the mscnption No. 94, Malavalli Taluk, it is learnt that the roof of the 
temple which had collapsed, was rebuilt m about 1506 A B. 

MYSORE DISTRICT 

Periyapatna 

The foit of Periyapatna is an old one, belonging to the Vijayanagar times It 
was occupied by a Pallegar family in the seventeenth century The story goes that 
Ohikka-Devara]a s Dalvoi laid siege to it In the face of the superior strength of the 
enemy, the owner slew all his family, and sword m hand fell on the Mysore army 
and died in battle. 

A large east gate leads into the town (with a wall) to the Brahmin quarters 
which now consists of about 60 houses. In the outer north-east oomei is a peepul 
tree with a number of images underneath it. Close to the north-west to the north is 
a gateway of stone leading to the tank, near which stands a. Hanuman temple The 
corner has an old high mound The stone work of the fort has been mostly 
destroyed 

Forineily the foib was complete in the west and there was no connection between 
Brahmaiageri m the fort and Uppaigeri to its west 

SEINIVASA TEMPLE 

Just to the west part of the fort stands the temple of Srinivasa. The image is 
about 5 feet bigh. The inner part consisting of the garbhagriha and the sukhanasi 
is oldei, belonging to about the middle of the 16th century. But the pillared navaranga 
appears to have been consti noted with Hoysala pillars along with the front a.TiTra,Ti Q. 
of round pillars Later still, appears to have been constructed thepatalankana The 
central image has lost its left front hand and no worship is offered now. 

The old hack building has plenty of niches and outei pilasters with yaksbas and 
yalis on its capitals, while the fiont buildmg has no marks 

In fiont of the whole temple stands a mahadvaia with tower 

On one of the mukhamantapa pillars stands the low relief image of the old 
Pallegar and another on the inner pillai of the mukhamantapa. 

Movmg diieotly east we enter the inner fort through a breach and find the palace 
site wheie a slab or two only marks the site of the king’s palace. 



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To its north is the Vaidyesvara temple with a large number of Saiva sculptures 
on its outer walls and four fine ornate pillars of sixteen sides with a number of relievo 
sculptures on them The temple has a Parvati shrine facing directly south and the 
goddess 18 standing It is said that the deity was removed here by the Pallegar and 
faced south so as to be visible from the palace and that this act led to his end. The 
sukhanasi has a small bull, while the gaibhagriha has a linga which is under worship 
to-day 

Directly m front of this temple aie rums of a G-anapati and a Virabhadra m the 
open field, where appears to have stood another Siva temple which has of lake fallen 
mto rums. 

To its east is the Anjaueya temple near which he a number of stone slabs for- 
merly belonging to the palace One of them is a large slab on which the royal couple 
are said to have slept. 

Close to the inner east gate is the cellar m which a stone chain is said to have 
swung in olden times. 

Just to its east is the east gate with Ganapati and An]aneya 

CHA.MABATANAQA.R TaLUK 

Kudalur 

This 18 a village about three miles from Ohamaiajanagar towards north-east or 
about a mile from Alur Here are the rums of a large town m the midst of the wet 
lands belonging to Nilgiri Muddanna of Mysore There stands facing north a large 
image of Hanuman (8' x 5') which may very well be transferred to the temple at 
Padavarahalli at Mysore. The owner of the temple Mr Ohowdayya of Padavarahalli 
IS willing to get it carried. He may be permitted (The land m which the image 
stands belongs to the minor who is the son of Nilgiri Papanna, represented by 
Mr. S. Snrangaohar, jb.a., b.l , Advocate.) There is a ten-lme inscription on a slab 
m front of the Siva temple. This is in front of the Kesava temple 

The Kesava temple is a medium-sized building m the centre of the town It 
may be put to form. The image is of Vijayauagar times about 4i feet high. It 
deserves to be put mto repair. A small grant may be made for this purpose. 

T.-Nabasipus Taluk 

Talkad 

At a distance of about 3 miles to the east of the new town of Talkad, we come 
across the old ArkeSvara temple. To the south and south-west of this temple 
there are the rums of au old mud fort wall enclosing an area which is roughly about 
600 feet square. Evidently this cannot have been the site of an extensive town It 
IS very likely that the chief and some prmcipal families lived here Inside this area, 
are found many stone mortars which are just like the modern ones but with the 



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central depressions smaller in diameter and deeper The fort wall appears to have had 
a facing of small rubble blocks on the outside and to have been provided with 
corner cannon-platforms and middle bastions. The south-west corner platform is 
even now pomted out as phirangi dinne ” Just outside this fortwall there was a moat 
all round beyond which there appears to have been a faussebraye also of mud and 
parallel to the contour of the mam fortwall. The fortwall seems to have been pieiced 
by a gateway on the east. 

Against the west wall of the cannon -platfoi in on the south-west of the fortwall 
are found buned in the debris two Jain images of granite (one image of white stone 
and the other of black stone). The black stone image is a standmg type but buned 
half in the debris. The whitish gramte image lies flat on the ground and 
represents a figure seated on the lion pedestal in dhyaiia attitude Both the images 
have their ‘mukkodes’ on their heads and are flanked by chamara-bearing attendants 
These images appear to have been biought from elsewhere and thrown here, since 
they have no leference to the period of the fort walls and the site does not show any 
evidence of a basti 

The situation of the Arkesvara temple outside the foit suggests that the fort is 
much later in date, probably of the Nayak period 

In the debns on the northern faussebraye of the fort weie recently found in a 
few places some human skeletal remains. By the side of this spot there is a small 
tank which is now almost silted up. 

The situation of the tank appears to be rather significant At some later period 
than the period of the fort walls, there might have been a collection of houses 
inside the fort area where people lived cultivating the lands all round since the 
river was far off and the debris of the faussebraye outside the fort was available 
by the side of the tank. These people may have in all probability used this spot as a 
burial ground. It is reported that the remams were found at a depth of about J to 
6 feet fiom the surface level of the debris It is not very unlikely that the spot 
represents after all some old burial ground which has gone out of the memory 
of the local people 


AEKE^VARA TEMPLE 

The old temple has been renovated in recent years using the materials of older 
periods Among the latter may be mentioned the cential ceiling slabs of the 
navaranga and an inscription stone (Ganga) at the back of the temple The 
paleography of this mscnption requires re-exammation In front of the temple are 
set up m the open and supporting a small shrine some bell-shaped pillars belonging 
to the Ganga period. The shafts are slender On the drums of two of the pillars are 
found relievo figures of dancers oaived in small panels, the lines of which are in the 
shape of beaded hangings The Surya image inside the small cell appears to be also 



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of the late Ganga period since it resembles in its style of workmanship the image of 
Madhava of Banavasi Ihe Prabhavali has a creeper scroll ornamentation Ihe 
makaras from whose fangs issue the creeper, resemble the makaras at Asandi and are 
forcefully carved. 

In the Bukhanasi of the Arkesvara temple there is placed by the side of the bul] 
a small image, a foot m height, repiesentmg in high relief a four-handed 
Mahishasuramardim in a vigorous attitude In her two back hands are held the 
discus and conch while with her left hand she holds the head of the Mahisha demon 
and with the trident in the right hand she pierces the head The demon has a 
human body and the head of a buffalo as in the ca\e temples at Badami Though 
the gioup has worn out, the carving is forceful The head dress also resembles m 
style of woikmanship examples of the 9th and 10th centuries , as for instance in the 
sculptures in front of the Taluk Office at Devanahalli. The figure may be 
attributed to the late Ganga period 

CHITALDRUG DISTRICT 
' Chitaldmg 

SIVA TEMPLE 

There is a Siva temple at the southern end of the hill and just behmd the Oddn. 
This IS a small neat structure with well’carved pillars and central ceiling, all of the 
Nayak period and sufficiently intact The small pond m front of the temple was 
originally used for the utsava of the God The water in the pond requites to he 
cleaned by the clearance of the silt, etc. 

To the south-west ot the liamadevara Oddu there is a cave by the side of which 
IS a boulder whose front face is carved with a Kannada inscription of early Vijaya 
nagar period 

By the side of the mud-walls is the magazine of the Pallegar times There is a, 
stone-built mechanism consisting of stone wheels on four sides which were 
simultaneously used in grindmg gun-powder 

A few jards further north is a cave under a lock shelter in which is enshnned 
a mutilated image of Mahesvari (probably of the Ho>saIa period) holding sword (9),. 
trident, damaru and kapala The figure is seated aud wears lundamala and canine 
teeth. It 18 forcefully carved and deserves to he preserved m a local museum. 

Outside the cave is a relievo figure of a warrior (of potstone). His bead dress 
indicates a period earlier than the Vijayanagar times 

BANNADA OHlVADI 

This is situated to the left of the fifth^ entrance to the fort. The 
mantapa is dilapidated particularly on the sonthside. the basement cornices having 



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■sunk. Some initial repairs may be caused to be done to this structure The stone 
elephant® and horses inside the niantapa are said to represent m sculpture the pet 
animals of the Pallegars 

A few yards to the front of this mantapa are found lying on the giound masses 
of highly burnt mud-blocks with small round holes in thi m. These are said to be 
the moulds used for makmg cannon balls. Samples of these moulds may be presei ved 
n the local museum. 

SHIMOGA DISTRICT 
Cherana-Yedehalli 

(Near G-ajanui, Shimoga Taluk, Kasaba Hobli) 

ISVAEA TEMPLE. 

At a distance of about nme miles to the south ot Shimoga and about three miles 

to the east of the mam Shiinoga-Tirthahalh road, across 
Sitoation the Tuhga river and in the midst of wild bamboo forest is 

situated a temple of potstone dedicated to Isvara 

The temple is now standing in a mined condition with the front portion 
completely gone excepting only the bell-shaped pillars and pond-shaped pilasters 
which are all typically of the late Ghalukyan times Only the garbhagriha, which is 
raised on a simple basement platfoim consistmg of three cornices, stands a little intact 
The outer walls have a middle cornice hand with hanging dental mouldings The 
pilasters on these walls are plain and right-angled. On the slabs of the outer wall are 
carved (probably durmgthePallegar period) low relievo figures of a rishi, a seated lion, a 
bull, Purushamnga worshipping linga, obscene human figures cohabiting like quad- 
rupeds, a tortoise, nagabandha, Nandi before a linga, Hanuman and linga and a yogi. 
The doorway of the garbhagriha is typically Ghalukyan though there is no ornamenta- 
tion except for the lintel piece which has in its cential panel the lelievo figme of a 
squatting Gane^a. On either side of the garbhagriha doorway are found independent 
images of Shanmukha, Sarasvati and Ganesa each of them showing exuberant caiving 
-and minute details of ornamentation It is a pity that the image of Sarasvati which 
happens to be the best in the group has become mutilated while the image of Ganesa 
IS worn out. The image of Shanmukha, however, is well preserved. By the light 
side of Shanmukha there is a well carved naga stone In the middle of the navaranga 
there is a fine potstone image of Nandi which shows very good carving. 

Smce the monument is situated in the area which will be submerged in water in 
about four years’ time, it is suggested that the entiie structure may be removed and 
rebuilt near the anecut proposed to he built across the Tunga While rehuildmg, the 
Archasological Department may be consulted since it has taken the ground plan of 



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the temple m detail The mutilated images, however, cannot he worshipped. They 
may, therefore, be removed at the earliest opportunity to Gajantir and preserved 
there for the time being. Eventually they may be removed to the museum for 
display 

To the north of the temple there is a country-tiled structure of the dimension of 
one ankana enshrining a rude image of Ohamunda on a lion pedestal. The goddess is 
represented with whiskers. 

It is said that the site and its neighbourhood was originally surrounded by a fort 
wall outside which there was a moat running all round. Traces of this moat can be 
seen all round. 


HASSAN DISTRICT 

Belur 

THE OHEHNAKEsAVA TEMPLE 

In the Annual Report of the Department for the year 1931, a detailed description 
of the larger bracket images, tbe central dome and the image of Chennakesava was 
published. The eaves, screens, doorways and navaranga pillars have now been taken 
up for a detailed study, while notes on the other parts of the temple will be published 
m a subsequent report. 


EAVES WITH KIRTIMUKHAS 

About three feet from the ground we have a row of eaves marking the top of 
tbe basement and ornamented with beaded pendants below and small kirtimnkbas 
above Tbe row runs round north and south from the front door to the end of the 
railing. There is nothing remarkable about this row except that the use of the 
kirtimukha aich as an ornamental design appears to be an inheritance from the 
Chalukyan and even the Pallava times. (Plate I, 1 and 2) 

PIERCED STONE WINDOWS 

Between the level of the railmgs and the beam above to the south and north of 
the east doorway and up to the south-door and nofth-door respectively is a row of 
twenty sculptured stone screens (ten on the south and ten on the north) ten of which 
bear mostly ornamental designs, tbe other ten having panels with historical and 
mythological sculptures. Each screen is about 6 feet high and 5 feet broad and is 
pierced with a large number of holes to let m air and light. It has been already 
stated that these screens were added by Ball ala II about three generations after his 
grand father built the origmal temple. 

Among the screens which bear ornamental designs there is a set of four screens 
which are to be classed amongst the finest examples extant. They are purely 
ornamental, the details of ornamentation being different in each case. The first two 
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illustrated screens (Plate II, 1 and 2 ) have been di\'ided into numerous square 
profusely ornamented with multi- petalled lotuses carved in relief at all the corner 
points of the squares. The bands are ornamented uniformly with rhomboidal designs 
carved into them The interiors of the squares are peif orated with square holes. The 
two other screens illustrated (Plate III, 1 ) have slightly different types of ornamenta- 
tion, although they are basically square m design One of them bears elegant creeper 
scrolls on the vertical and horizontal hands. Every alternate square has in it 
embedded, multi-pe tailed lotuses carved in hold relief In the other (Plate III, 2 ) 
we have instead, the lines of sub-di vision running diagonally formmg small squares 
ornamented alternately with designs of flowers with foui primary petals and with 
pond-shaped pierced holes. On the top of each one of these screens is the seated 
image of Vishnu supported by bis consort and having usual attributes in the loui 
hands. 

The sculptures on the other screens are moie vigerous though less proportionate 
Theie is an attempt to crowd the ground and the importance of margins and 
spaomgs IS forgotten. The following are the descriptions of the sculptuies on the 
screens. 

VISHNU VAB.DHANA IN DUBBAB SCEEEN 

(Plate IV) 

This 18 said to represent the durbar of Vishnuvardhana and has four horizontal 
panels Below are rearing lions supporting a floor ornamented with beaded scroll 
and floral designs. In the centre of the middle panel is the king seated on a cushioned 
seat in durbar His hair is tied up in a knot above his head and he wears a jewelled 
diadem, very large ear-rings bangmg down m the lobes and resting on his shoulders,, 
trimmed beard and twirled moustaches, gailands and yagnopavita, rings orna- 
mented, shorts tied with girdle, armlets and bracelets, and a waist band and holds m 
his right hand sword and in his left betel leaves. His forehead has no caste mark 
and the figure is full of life and ma3esty. It is of some value as a portrait since it 
was prepared in the time of the grand-son of Vishnuvardhana To his left on a 
similar seat is his consort probably Santala Devi m sukhasana. Her hair is tied up 
in a peculiar large butterfly knot and she wears large ear-rings, necklaces and 
garlands and one of the latter is worn under the right arm like the yagnopavita, 
armlets, a large number of bracelets (about eight on each band), finger rings and 
anklets, ornamented shorts and heavily tasselled waist belts, an upper cloth or 
uttariya which has fallen down to her knees leavmg the upper body bare, without 
even boudice. She is intently listenmg, holding betel leaves m her left hand while 
her right is about to put a folded betel leaf into her mouth. This appears to be 



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Santala Devi, the chief queen of Vishnuvardhana. To the right of the king, at a 
lower level on a carpet is seated a bearded figure with the hair tied behind his head 
which IS covered by a cap and tied down to the chin by a band, his moustaches 
twirled up, large ear-rings, armlets, bracelets, yagnopavita, shorts, and an open- 
collared coat with sleeves tucked up and secured by a waist cloth. Evidently he is 
the minister and his right hand which is in the chinmudra, shows that he is explain, 
ing somethmg to which the king and the queen are listening. Behind him sits a 
similar figure with jomed hands, perhaps giving support to what the premier is 
stating. Behind him stand two attendants with fruit and several soldiers with 
swords and shields of curious designs. The latter have spear heads on staves at the 
lower end and are protected by ribbed lines perhaps metallic shaped like the Union 
Jack. Behmd the queen are two ladies holding strings of flowers. Near them is 
another holding a mirror (for the use of the queen), Behind the kmg are three 
men holding chamaras and one man in the back Ime has a flying cloth (^) on his 
shoulder a.Tifl has his hand lifted up perhaps proclaiming the king’s titles The 
whole scene is typical of an Indian Court and gives plenty of information about 
the durbars of the Hoysala days. The queen’s association with the king in open 
durbar is noteworthy 

In the upper panel is a standing image of Kesava in the middle under two 
umbrellas with a male attendant holding ch§,mara and phala Beyond them sit two 
ladies, Sri arid Bhu, with pushpa and phala in their hands Beyond them again 
stand winged G-aruda with ]omed hands to the left and Vishnuvardhana (?) under 
an umbrella brmging offerings to the deity This image is neither Garuda nor 
Hanuman and may be a Hoysala king At each end of the panel is a seated devotee 
with joined hands. 

THE BALI AND VAMANA SCREEN 
(Plate V) 

This illustrates the stoiy of Vamana In the centre of the bottom panel is 
seated m state under an umbrella the great Asura emperor, Bali, with attendants and 
gods. To his left under an umherlla is seated in state his queen. To his right are 
two supplicants one of whom is Vishnu incarnated as the dwarf Brahmin. The 
latter holds his characteristic umbrella with his left hand and is asking for a gift 
with his right. To the left is a group showing Bali, making the gift of the thiee 
worlds to Vamana by pounug a stream or dhaia of water. In the middle panel is 
Vishnu as Tnvikrama (chakra, gada, padma, sankha) under an umbrella with one leg 
on the ground and the other placed on the top of Mount Meru on which are seen 
matsya and kurma and on top of which is a two-faced deity, touching Vishnu’s 
raised foot on the one side and offering a kalasa to Garuda who stands with folded 
hands on the left. To the right of the god between an attendant and a body-guard 

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stands Baii, vpith hands reverently joined (his fangs declare his identity). On 
extreme right of the panel, Sukra, the preceptor of Bali who protested against the 
gift, IS walkmg out m protest, while Garuda tries to appease him and brmg him back, 

KlLINGA MAEDANA SCREEN 
(Plate VI) 

In the centre of the middle panel is two-handed Krishna dancing on the 
head of the seven hooded cobra, Kalmga To his right and left are Garudas^ 
attendants and drummers 

In the lower panel are four cows listening with lifted tails, heads and ears and 
four cowherds with sticks, axes and trumpets dancing with glee and celebrating the 
destruction of the dreaded Kalmga 

On the top is Lakshminarayana seated m sukhasana (padma, sankha, gada and 
chakra) with an attendant on each side and a Garuda to the extreme left and on 
the extreme right a heioio figure, bnngmg offerings. 

THE ASHTADIKPALAKA SCREEN 
(Plate VII) 

In the bottom panel is an army of seven soldiers charging, holding spears, sworda 
bucklers and shields The identifiioation is not clear. 

In the middle panel are seven of the eight Dikpalakas Indra on the elephant, 
Agni on the lam, Yama on the buffalo, Nirunti on the demon, Varuna on the,, 
makara, (Vayu on the deer is absent), Kubera on the horse and I§vara on the bull 
They are marohmg forth to battle. In the third panel are Kumara on his peacock, 
Siva and Parvati on their hull, Ganesha on his rat, and four of Siva’s ganas with 
spears, swords and shields on the march It is not clear for which battle they are 
proceeding 

Top ‘penel — Vishnu seated. He holds feankha, gada, chakra and padma. Garuda 
stands to the left and the umdentified heroic figure to the right. 

THE PEAHLADA EPISODE SCREEN 
(Plate Vni) 

At the hotioin — ^Prahlada is shown undergomg various persecutions. An elephant 
attacks him. The executioner threatens him Cobras are let loose at him He is put 
on a burning pyre None of these harm him and he sits with padmasana praymg. 

In the middle panel is Ugranarasimha with ten hands, slaying Prahlada’s demon 
father, Hiranyakasipu. Prahlada to the left and a similar figure with a kirita to the 
right stand with jomed hands On each side of the god is a consort with fly whisk 
(chamara), while to the extreme left are Garuda and a gandharva (perhaps Indra)^ 

In the top panel is Lakshminarayana seated in sukhasana [padma, chakra, gada 
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THE LAKSHMIHAbAYANA SOBEBN 
(Plate IX) 

This IS mostly ornamented with a creeper scroll with dancmg figures of 
Gandhar vas (and also an indecent figure of a man and woman). 

In the lower sculptured panel are Garuda and Hanuman fighting for Jambu phala. 

In the middle panel Latshminarayana is seated m the sukhasana with the god 
as Lakshmlnarayana (padma, sankha, gada and chakra) and a ohamara bearer on 
each side 

In the top panel are six yakshas seated 

BHAGAVATA SCEEEN 
(Plate X) 

In the centre of the bottom panel is Krishna as Venugopala standing cross- 
legged, playmg on his fiute. Cobras and heids of cow listen to him mtently, while 
the cowherds and oowherdesses are either sleeping or listemng. Three leopaids also 
listen patromsmg the cattle. 

In the middle panel are three scenes commencing from the right with Sri 
Krishna fighting Kamsa’s elephant (KuvalayapTda) In the middle, Krishna has 
thrown the wrestler (Chanura) who attacked him. 

In the top panel Krishna is holdmg Kamsa by the ankle and throwmg him 
down, while Lakshml (?) is seated in right field and the gods are bringing oSermgs 
to Krishna. 

On the top is Lakshmlnarayana seated in sukhasana (padma, chakra, gada 
and sankha) with Gandharvas bringing fruits and flowers 

SCEEEN XV 

This IS fully ornamented with creeper and flower designs and in the top panel 
18 Sarada seated in the centre with rosary, goad, pa^a and pustaka and attendants on 
each side 


SMALLEE BEACKET IMAGES 

The original temple of Vishnuvaidhana did not have the larger bracket images. 
They were inserted at a later time probably by his immediate successors, but the 
original brackets are still m position and can he seen clearly m two corners, where 
the larger images were not mserted. The smaller figures are formed by a group with 
a dancer, drummer or other person m centre supported by a rearing lion on ^arahha or 
a falling elephant on each side. These were no doubt too small and were not 
impressive. They were therefore naturally superseded by the larger bracket images 
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TOP EAVES 

Around the whole roof of IsTavaranga are a line of stone eaves very carefully 
placed and fixed on walls. Their edge is ornamented with a freize of headed pendants 
while on the inner face there is an attempt to imitate wood work From out of the 
stone itself are cut out curved rafters and cross pieces and there is a show of joining 
these with revetting nails whose heads are also carved m stone There is a freize of 
ureeper scroll work running along the inside of the eaves. 

SOME PILLAES IN THE NAVAEANGA 
(Plates XII, XIII and XIV) 

The main hall or the navaranga of the Kesava temple, Belur, consists of a 
series of pillars with vai3ang designs and exquisite workmanship. Barrmg the four 
central pillars all others are so difierent in design from one another that this temple 
stands unmatched by any of its kind both in their variety of designs and the general 
excellence and intricacy of workmanship Those that have been chosen for illustra- 
tion here represent a few of this imposing assemblage of pillars in the navaranga. 

THE EATI AND MANMATHA CEILING 
(Plate XV) 

The ceiling chosen for illustiation is a remarkable specimen of simple and 
elegant workmanship It is a flat square ceiling with corner slabs each of which 
has been subjected to carving The motifs of the carvmgs are lion’s faces cr 
simhalalatas with creepers symmetiically running out of the mouth of the animals. 
Eestmg on these corner slabs are horizontal slabs which are likewise carved with the 
simhalalata motifs In the square thus formed inside runs all along a hand 
decorated with overhanging pendants carved like the buds of lotuses Withm this 
frame work is inset an eight-pomted band which is similarly interspersed with over- 
hanging pendant ornamentation This motif is again repeated on a eight-pomted 
star-shaped panel from the centre of which bulges out, in hold relief, a figure 
composition depicting Manmatha and Eati in the seated posture 

THE KAPPEOHENNIGAElYA TEMPLE 

TTie Oe%hngs — The ceihngs of this temple are remarkably well carved, the nine 
squares of the navaranga each having a beautiful scene. 

The South Cell . — The doorway leadmg to the south cell (Plate XVI) ofiers some 
structural problems. On each side of it there is no dvarapala and we are not sure 
whether the finely carved dvarapalas m the small Narasimha shrme in the compound 
ongmally belonged to this doorway. There is, however, great contrast between the 
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much longer and broader than it now is, had been cut in the right, left and top and 
fitted into the space between the pillars It was certainly a lintel meant for a much 
larger doorway The group contains Xlgranarasimha slaying Hiranyahasipu in the 
centre with Garuda to his light and Prahlada to his left Around him is a torana 
of peculiar shape with Gandharvas and ten avatars in the convolutions Outside 
it IS a makara torana. Near the top are seen the remains of a low of dikpalakas cut 
off while at each end is a dvarapala standing. The piece ib finely executed and is 
possibly a rejected alternative to the one on the top of the east doorway of the mam 
temple In the cell to which this doorway leads, there is now only an image 
of Venugdpala of a much later date, possibly of the late Vijayanagar times The 
origmal image is missing, the three small cells inside the walls are also empty 
showing that there was ongmally some other image where Venugdpala now stands 

Buhhanasi Doorway — The sukhanasi doorway on the west, though small, is a 
well executed piece (Plate XVII). It consists as usual two jambs, each with a 
finely carved dvarapala and the lintel piece which has a pierced ventilator, below 
the cornice There is a well caived group above it 

In the centre of the group is Lakshminarayana seated (padma, chakra, gada and 
sankha) under a combined lata and makara torana ^^ith dikpalas near the top edge 
At each end of the group is a seated image of Sarada undei a canopy holdmg rosary, 
goad, pasa and phala in her four hands. 

Kitchen Bloch . — Directly to the east of the dipastambha is a long low building 
now serving as kitchen and store-room It is almost entirely of soap-stone having 
been built by Ballalall There is nothmg remarkable about its aichitecture, the only 
noteworthy features being the two ceilings just to the west of its two doorways 
(Plate XVIII, 1 and 2) The well by its side dates also from the time of Ballala. 

Vdsudeva Bond — In the noith-east corner of the temple enclosure, Ballala II 
got constructed a deep pond known as Vasudeva tirtha It has 64 steps all 
around, the lower ones being granite and upper ones of soap-stone. A small pavilion, 
well ornamented, leads to the steps (Plate XIX) and mside its north wall is an 
inscription of Ballala recordmg the construction of the pond Two fine niched 
towers have been erected to the north-west and south-west of the pond and these 
niched towers which are now empty closely resemble those which support the 
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PART IV— MANUSCRIPT. 

HISTORY OF MIDIGESI CHIEFS. 

1 Description oe the Document. 

The rdyai ehJid (chronicle) of the chiefs of Midigesi consists of 11 sheets of old 
paper (of which the seventh is missing) written on both sides. It seems to have 
been composed a hundred years ago by a son (name imbnown) of Dodda-Kanne 
gauda and brother of Ohannabasappa-gauda, the last chief who ruled at Midigesi for 
some time. It was apparently presented as a haifyai (statement) with an application 
for remstatement to the Madras Government and later, to Krishnaraja Wadiyar III 
of Mysore. Anothei copy of the above which seems to have been prepared more 
recently is in the foim of a book and seems to be complete Both the documents 
were in possession of Mr Nagesa Rao, Shanbhog of Midigesi. 

2. A Resume op the Facts given in the Document. 

While Vira-Tirumala-raya (with titles specified) was rulmg at Vijayanagar, 
seven brothers (Virappagauda, Kalannagauda, Ohannappagauda, Kalachikkappa- 
ganda, Ramappagauda, Sangappaganda and Hirichikkappagaudsii) who lived at 
Sonnalapura m the north as the servants of Siddharamesvarasvami, kmg of 
the place, were one day summoned by the kmg to his presence and presented 
with a sword called Nagraramuri and the king foretold that they would become great 
rulers and.live prosperously and directed them to go to the sonthem country, with 
seven carts of treasure and serve under the kmg of Vijayanagar He further foretold 
that they would meet on their way with one Nonabasura who was once a Saiva saint 
hut was then a rdkshasa owing to a curse, and kill the rdJcshasa and thereby enable 
him to go to Kailasa. The brothers started accordingly towards the south, met 
Nonabasura on the way, slew him and went to Vijayanagar, taking with them on 
their way one Hannarasaiya who became their friend. The kmg of Vijayanagar, who 
was pleased with the handsome appearance of the brothers, kept them in his court 
assigning to them various appointments Soon Vijayanagar was besieged by 
Mallakhana, a general of the Delhi Padsha (emperor) and the brothers defeated 
him with hiB army and slew him Pleased with their valour, the king presented 
them with various articles of jewellery and honours (a weapon called Vaukini, 
yellow flag, white umbrella, nabhighanta, tiger’s skin, mukkannajya, udasapavuda^ 
naupattu, and ghadiara) and gave them a small territory in the south The brothers, 
now left for the south with their treasure and flags. 



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On the way, they found a latge treasure by the direction of the god Nonabesvara 
and built a temple for the god (m the year Krodhi, saka 1052, on Monday 10th day 
of the bright foitnight of Karfcika), cleared the jungle around and with the help of 
the king, built a town called Nonabasdgafa which they fortified. They left Haii- 
narasaiya at Tungoti as the slidnuhhdg and proceeding fuitliei south, built the town 
of Eofa where they set up the goddess Mahalakshmim the year Nala, saka 1064, on 
Friday 7th day of the bright fortnight of Vaisakha, whom they woisbipped as then 
family goddess as directed in a dream Here they met two saints SiddalingeA\ara 
svami and Balesvaiasvami, who acted as then advisers for a long]time The brotheis 
now separated and each built a new town for bitnself where he settled, Kalannagauda 
■at Kora (which had already been built), Channappagauda at Tereyui, Kalacbikkappa- 
gauda at Gubbi-Hosalialh, Bamappagauda at Bnnegere, Sangappagauda at Chavaliir 
and Hirlchikkappagauda at Chelur-Bidare 1 he eldest biother Viiegauda died and his 
son Doddegauda moved further with his treasuie and dealing the jungle built a town 
■called Mummadipattana where he set up the god Nonabesvara (The other biotheis 
Channappagauda, Bamappagauda and Hiiichikkappagauda had also built temples 
for the same god m cheir new settlements) After his death, his son, Mummadi- 
Chikkappagauda succeeded him. Once, while he was wandering m the forest, he 
found the hares chase the hounds at a spot and selected it for building a temple for 
the goddess Bijamahadevi He also built a fort and a town theie which he called 
Bijavara and gi anted several endowments to Biahmins, Jangamas and artisans A 
new temple for Virahhadra was also built by him at the same place He further 
cleared the jungle to the west of Bijavara and built the town of Siddapur wheie 
he set up five gods, Anjaneya, Mahabhairava, Vnshabhesvala, Vhabhadra, and 
VighneAvara, To the north of Siddapiii he built ' a fortress on a hill and set up the 
god Virahhadra there and to the south of Siddapur he also built a fort and a temple 
of Gopalaknshna, called the hill Madhugiri, and repaired the temple of Han hares vaia 
A large town was built on the hill called Madhugiri where he hied happily But he 
was not destmed to die peacefully. The chief of Koratagere, Banahhairegauda, 
besieged Madhugiri, and when Ohikkagauda refused to go to battle, as the time was 
reported to be inauspicious for him, sent him glass bangles, saffron, etc , as a mark 
■of contempt for his weakness. This incited the wrath of the chief of Maddagiri 
(Ohikkagauda) who went to battle and was murdered treacheiously by his enemy 
who also earned away various insignia of the chief But Chikkappaganda’s brother 
Sangappagauda soon drove away the enemy and the body of the slam chief was 
interred with appropiiate honours and his son Mummadi Channappagauda succeeded 
him. This chief built the fort and town Ohannarayanadurga and set up tlieiem the 
god Channarayasvami He also made several gifts of land to Brahmins, Jangamas, 
■etc Meanwhile, the sons of Sangappagauda (Totadappagauda, Sakappagauda, 
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Sappegauda, Vliapx)agauda, and Ivalannagauda) went to the north to tound separate- 
states and the sons of Channappaganda (Eamappagauda, Annaiyagauda and 
Tainmappagauda) went to the east with a siroilai object 

Aftei the death of Channappaganda, his son Kala-Chikkappagauda succeeded 
him At this time, iiz , 1557 of ^aka (Yiiva), Naiasimhaiaya was luling at Vijaya- 
nagai and one Nagareddi who came from the eastern countij wnth his wife Midigesi 
settled to the north of Madhugiii and discorered a large treasme m the neighbour- 
hood, bv tiie diieetioii of the god Venkataramanasvami in a dieam He soon built 
a temple nf the god on the hill, foitihed the place and called it Midigesi, according 
to hi':, wife's request He also hmlt villages m the neighbourhood, Bedatui, etc , and 
also tanks One of these tanks was at Avaiagaliu, between Midigesi and Madhugin 
and while it was undei constiuocion, the chief of Madhugiii met him casually and as 
Nagareddi used bad language towards him and was also illtreatmg his own subjects 
and plundering the king’s temtoiy, lie leportedthe mattei to the king (of Vijayanagai) 
and with his peimission seized Midigesi and occupied it The place was then given 
to him as a lewaid and large sums of money were expended by him in improvmg 
the town and the woiship of the local deities. He (Kala-Cliikkappagauda) also 
cleaied the jungle to the noith of Midigesi and built the villages Gundumale, Guru- 
betta, Iddagiii, Melavayi and Jakkenahalli and fortified them In his time 
Si\anegaada 'pcztel of Midige^^i built the temple of Mallesvaia, richly endowed it, and 
lev aided the haid Bhatiaju-Narasaiaju foi his ability to compose verses, by ordeimg 
that all membeis of 48 gdhas should give him one liana and one see'i of rice durmg 
the maiiiage ceiemouies in then families Meanwhile w'ar broke out between 
Eangapparaja, chief of Siia, and one Puvvala-Kenga The infant son of the Siia 
chief wan entrusted to the caie of Maddagiii chief and soon Puvvala-Kenga killed 
Eangappaiaja and caused a seaicli foi the infant piince to be made The Maddagiri 
chief met Puv\ ala-Kenga and the latter used insolent language towaids the former 
with tlie lesult that he was killed m battle and the Maddagiri chief ruled Sira also on 
behalf of the infant king Kasturi-Eayapparaja This act was approved of by the 
Vijayanagar king The last act of Kala-Ohikkappagauda was to build a foitress to 
the west of Tungoti and name it Bolibetta 

Hue-Virappagauda next succeeded to the rulership of Maddagiri and his ally 
was Kastmi-Eayapparaja of Sira Once the king of Vijayanagar listening to the false 
complaints of his enemies, summoned him to his presence and when he disobeyed the 
summons, besieged Maddagiri. But the chief got the king secretly conveyed to 
his tent at night while he was asleep and when he woke up, explained the motive of 
his action The king was pleased with his valour and devotion and forgave him. 
Meanv bile Kasttxn-Eayapparaja died and was succeeded by Sarja-bhupala. Hire- 
Virappagauda ruled m conjunction with the Sira chief over the whole of Sira 



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(a 60,000 countiy). Maddagiri, Midigesi and Ghannaiayadarga (95,000 eountiy) 
After the death of Hire.Vhappagauda, his son Sangappagauda succeeded him He 
was a very liberal chief and died during the rule of Knshnaiaj^a at Vijayanagar 
(whose accession to the throne took place in saka 1624 Chifciahhanu}. Sangappa- 
gauda was succeeded by Totada-Baya who protected the west coast meichants 
against the oppression of Budi-Basappanayaka of Bambidalui All othei lulers to 
whom the meichants had applied foi help (m leleasmg them and then goods) failed 
to do anything and the meichants out of gratitude gave the title of Mahanadu- 
prahhu to the chief of Maddagiii and also oidained that a tax should be paid by them 
all perpetually to the chief After the death of Totada-Baya, his son Sakappagauda 
succeeded him and he ruled m alliance with Rangappa-ra]a, son of Sarja-bhupala 
ovei the w'hole of Maddagiii and Sira teiiitoiies At this time, Aliya-Bamaiaya 
ascended the throne of Vijayanagai m the yeai Sanmya (saka 1651) 

ikfter the death of Sakappagauda, his son Miimmadi-Sappegauda became the 
-chief of Maddagiri At this time an aimy belonging to Indurai-G-oipade invaded 
Maddagiri and the chief applied to Vijayanagar foi help In accordance with his 
request an army was sent tiom Vijayanagar which soon drove away the enemy and 
restored the lost tenitory to Sakappagauda The son and successor of Sakappagauda 
was Doddakannaiya In his time Bangappa-raja of Sira died and left two childien 
behind him — Knshtaparaja and Venkatas amiraja As the punces were young the 
Maddagiri chief ruled over Sira also and brought them up But he was attacked by 
Indurav-Ghorpade who came with a very large army and occupied Siia Bodda- 
kannaiya was helpless to recover it Meanwhile the princes who seemed to be very 
smart, fled to the hills, where they grew ujp and plundered the king’s territories. 
The Maddagiri chief felt very angry with them, hut could not openly show his 
disfavour Soon Banabhairegauda of Koratagere attacked Maddagiii m the year 
Srimnkha (saka 1675) and the pnuces were summoned and sent with an aimy against 
the invader They killed him and weie returning with plunder to Maddagiri, when 
the elder, Kriehtaparaja, was murdered at the instigation of Doddakannaiya The 
younger brother fled to the Mysore ra]a for protection. He was liked by this king 
and was once sent against Narana-Sam, ruler of Chilyolu, wdio had attacked the 
■dominions of the Mysore king. He scored a success over her and in acknowledgment 
of his valour she sent him some jewels and a sadi with three seragus as presents. 
This excited the suspicion of the Mysoie army and he had to flee for protection to 
iihe Gauda of Hunjanaln who applied to Doddakannaiya and his mother and step- 
mother, Guruvamma and Somajamma, for help By the intercession of the above 
ladies, Doddakanniya rescued Venkata^ a mar aj a and drove away the Mysore army by 
:tbe expedient of tying large numbers of torches to the horns of bullocks and moving 
hem m the direction of the enemy so as to create the impression that a vast army 



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was marching against them But Venkatasamiraja once again took to piundei and 
this time he was saved from the wrath of the Maddagiii chief by the intercession of 
the ladies mentioned above and was e^ en gianted, m the form of a gift, a 12i00(> 
country, pait of Maddagm territory by Doddakannaiya with the approval of the 
Vijayanagar king Siirangara3’a, whose accession to the throne took place in saka 
1681 (Praraatbi) This grant was made m the yeai Vikrama (saka 1687) on the 
10th day of the blight half of Phalgima at the temple of Gopalakiishna on Madda- 
gm hill m the presence of the Vijayanagar kmg, Doddakannaiya, Sakappagauda, 
Piadhan Chikkarasaiya, Dalavayi Channaiya, tJligada Ranganayaka, Hallikara 
Timmanayaka, Bedara Vobalanayaka, Sadara Kempauayaka, various gaudas, 
Settis, etc, 

Doddakannaiya soon died and was succeeded by his son Mummadi Ohikkappa- 
gauda In his time Devamaharaya and Vijaya-gopalaraya ruled at Vijayanagar 
for short periods and depaited to the other world Srirangaraya succeeded them 
and ruled at G-hanagiri. At the same time Mummadi Ohikkappagauda died and 
was succeeded by his son Eamappagauda. But his younger son Timmappagauda 
intrigued with the Mysore king and soon the Mysore tioops besieged Madhugiri 
and Channarayadroog. At the same time Srirangaraya died at Vijayanagar and 
the Maddagiri chief was powerless to oppose the Mysore army and was carried 
away with his brother and their families as prisoners to Srirangapattanai where 
both the brothers died After some time Ramappagauda’s son Mummadi Hire- 
Vlrappagauda escaped from Srirangapattana, fled to Midigesi which he occupied 
and ruled At his death one Mallarajaiya-urs who was at Midigesi leported the 
helpless condition of his family to the Mysore king who soon seized it by treachery 
and gave Tereyur hobli for the maintenance of the faimly of the deceased chief. 
Some years after, the son of Totada-rayagauda, named Mummadi Doddakannappa- 
ganda, grew of age and Hyder sent foi him and granted his lands back on 
condition that he would remain a faithful dependent of Hydei and supply him 
with tioops Gradually the chief recovered part of his ancestral territories and 
invaded the rest But before he completed the task he died and his brother and 
successor Ghennabasappa besieged the Midigesi fort at the instance of Wallis Mendres 
(?) m the year Vnbdhikrit (^aka 1713) during the paonth of Sravana and ruled 
the surrounding country But m the month of Phalguna, during the same year 
peace was concluded by Tippu with the English and the Mahrattas and Chenna- 
basappagauda left his territory and alter sojoUinmg at various places, descended 
the Eastern Ghaut and met Colonel Eeet [Read] at Krishnagiri to whom he 
explained his whole history Read told him that the Biitish army would soon 
march to Bangalore and directed the chief to collect his dependants and seize his 
former territories and send supplies to the English army Accoidmgly the chief 



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started for his lost territories, halted at Mogul- Venkatagiri on the way where he 
received a letter from Read directing him to meet the G-eneral commanding 
the English army at Erishnagm instead of at Amalagada (as directed in his 
previous despatch) and promising to send him help after the interview with the 
General Soon Chennabasappa went to Krishnagiri where Read told him that the 
General had to go away in a hurry to capture Srlrangapatna, that an isUhdrndma 
would issue duly, that in the meanwhile the chief should occupy and rule over 
Maddagiri, Midigesi and Charmarayadroog, that he should drive away Tippu's 
followers who rpighb attack him and send supplies to the Bnghsh army and also news 
about the movemeuts of Tippu’s followers. In accordance with these instructions 
Chennabasappa went to Maddagiri, occupied the lands below and lived at Bedutttir 
There he received a sannad m which after stating the oanses that led to the war 
between the English and Iippn, the Geneial explamed that he was marchmg with 
his army on the borders of the chief’s territories and promised that he would treat 
the chief with kindness. It further contained the statement that Read had been 
appointed as the Chief Officer of the territories conquered by the English from Tippu 
and directed the chief to ocoupy the formei lands and send supplies and 
news about the movements of the enemy to the English. Accordmgly, Chennabasappa 
sent supplies to the English army and laid siege to the forts in Maddagiri, Midigesi, 
etc. But he was suddenly directed by Read (through his Vakils) to go to Bangalore 
as the whole of the country was given away by the English and formed the Mysore 
State Chennabasappa went to Bangalore and was asked by Read to send his Vakils 
to Madras where he promised to intercede on his behalf and get him a sannad. 
The Vakils Tippaiya and Sivaramaiya were despatched to Madras where they waited 
or some time, but on Read’s departure to England they leturned to Bangalore 
Chennabasappa lived for some time in British territory and died in the year Angirasa 
(^aka 1734). The son of his elder brother Doddakannappa after sojourning at 
various places m British India finally settled at Sambhonahalii in Bijavar hobli of 
Maddagiri taluk and prays that as he is a loyal well-wisher of both the British and 
the Mysore Maharaja he might be given back his lands. This is his kaifyat and 
Rdyareklia 

On the back of the last page is stated that two sannads were produced with the 
document, mz , Read’s lettei of 29th Januaiy 1799 directing him to go to Krishnagiri 
and the sannad sent by General Harris on 6th March 1799 Below this statement is 
given what appears to be a copy of an inscription It is dated as 10th day of 
Asviyuja mthe year Vikaii (saka 1521) and states that two brotheis SiddavJre- 
gauda and Siddabasavegauda migrated witJi their family, cattle and two potfuls of 
money to the north of the Penukonda hill and erecting a cattle shed lived there by 
tendmg the cattle. The brothers waited in the saka year 1524 (Subhaknt) on 



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Hamaraya of Yijayauagar, Bon-in-law of ^rTrangaraya, at G-hanagiri Aftei 
some time, the elder hrother died, and the younger, Siddabasavegauda, went to 
Midigesi on Tuesday the 10th day of the dark fortnight of the month of Pushya in 
the year Phatu (saka 1558) and performed pr7ja to the village deity and expended 
the sum of twenty va} alias on the same The details of the expenditure are given 
and at the end of the page it is stated that lands were given rent-fiee to them 
below Anuaijanakatte, Sanyasi-katte, Jali-katte, and similar gifts vere also made for 

the temples and the use of Devasthanada (temple Manager) Puttappa 

% 

Information collected from the Epigraphia Carnatica and other books regarding the 

events mentioned in the Rayarekha 

1. Maddagin 21 states that in the year 1593 A.D , during the leign of Vira 
Yenkatapatiraya at Yijayanagar, the mahiinadupiabhn, Bijavar Ohikkappagauda’s 
son (whose name is lost) built five temples of Yighnesvara, etc The description 
corresponds to that of the temples built by Mummadi-Chikkappagauda of Rayarekba 
(No 3) who must have lived in 1593 A D 

2 Tumkm* 66 states that during the rule of Yira-Ramakrishnadeva at 
Penukonda, Mummadi-Chikkappagauda ruled at Bijavara and that be gave the village 
of Karikare in Kora maqam as dowry to his daughter The date of the inscription 
as given m the English transliteration is 1598 AD. (Yilambi), but at this time the 
Yijayanagar king was Yenkatapatiraya I This confirms Maddagin 21 m the state- 
ment that Mummadi-Ohikkappagauda was ruling at about 1693 A D 

3. Sira 64 mentions the Harati chief Kasturi-Rangapparaja, son of Rangappa- 
laja and grandson of Sarja-Knshnapparaja The date of the inscription, as given m 
the text, is 1621 A.D (Dmmati) Accordmg to Sira 54, the Harati chief in 
1626 A.D was Mummadi-Rangapparaja, son of Immadi-Rangappanayaka and 
grandson of Rangappanayaka As Mummadi-Rangappanayaka appeals, accordmg to 
the inscriptions, to have been the last powerful chief of his dynasty, the contemporary 
of Kala-Chikkappagauda (No 6) Kasturi-Rangapparaja might refer to Mummadi- 
Ranganayaka who ruled in 1626 A D Thus the date of Kala-Ghikkappagauda 
might be put down as about 1626 AD 

4 Maddagin 30, 31 and 32 mention the name of Ranabhairegauda as the chief of 
Koratagere The dates of 31 and 32 do not seem to be clear Maddagin 30 refers 
to Mummadi-Ranabhairegauda who ruled in 1648 A. D It is hard to say which of 
the Ranabhairegaudas are referred to in Rayarekha as fightmg with Mummadi- 
Chikkagauda and Mummadi-Dod^akannaiyagauda 

5 Rice’s Gazetteer (YoL I) gives some details in connection with the 
history of the Tumkur District P 177 states that Ramagauda and Timmagauda, 
chiefs of Maddagui, were taken as prisoners about 1678 AD by Dalavayi Devaraja 



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of Mysore and sent to Seimgapatam This evidently iefer-> to Ramappagauda 
(No 13 j ’who, according to Rayarekhe, was carried as a prisoner along with Inn 
brother Accoiding to Mr Rice, the biotheiswere allowed to letiirn and occupv 
Midigesi, but the Rayaieklia says that they died in captivity and the son of tin' elder 
brother escaped latei and established himself at Midigesi. Furtliei in P 102 of the 
same Gazetteei ( Vol II) we find that eight yeais after Ramagauda ieco\ erf'd !Maddagm 
it was captured by Komaraiya, general of the Mysoie Raja. Accoiding to tiie 
Eayarekha this event took place at the death of Totada-Rayagaiida P 177 of the 
Gazetteei states that the English gave help to the dispossessed chief of Maddagin 
and that at the conclusion of peace they were expelled by Tippu Sultan Tins 
apparently refers to the siege of Midigesi by Chennabasappaganda under the protec- 
tion of the English and his loss of the place according to the Eayarekha. 

We know from history that General Hams commanded the English army m 
the last Mysore War and that at its conclusion Maddagin became partof\I\^me 
subject to the Maharaja of Mysore Wilks’ History of Mysooi mentions Lieutenant 
Colonel Read as the Geneial “ who exercised the civil and military authority m the 
province of Baramahal and was destined to collect, arrange and eventually escort 
furthei supplies of provisions to the aimy m ad\ance” Appai’ently this i^ the 
Colonel “Eeet” of the Eayarekha. 

The Induiav-Ghoipade lefeired to in the Eayarekha appears to lefer to the 
family of Muiaraji Hindu Eao Ghoipade, the same as the celebrated Moran Rao 
of Gntti, who was defeated by Haidar m 1775 A D But the ^ate given m the Rava- 
rekha does not correspond to this. 

The dates given m the eailier pait of the Eayarekha and the ehronolognal 
ordei of the descent of the Yijayanagar kings given theiem do not coirespond with 
those given in history Noi are the titles given at the beginning of the Eayarekha 
m connection with Yira-Tirumalarayaof Yijayanagar, such as Srmadindirakataksha 

vikshana-sudhasarabhirihechana-samprapta-sararajya-vaibhava, Ramanatha-pancba- 

pirangi-birudankita, etc., found m any insciiption of the Yijayanagar kings 



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PART VII— INSCRIPTIONS 
CHITALDRUG DISTRICT 
1 

On a stone set up in the tank yard at G-ovanur, Chitaldrug taluk. 

Size 2'x2j' 

esorsycSU diadosS ^oo 

rt '*• w jo CO 

sS.SsaKi 

3 

cvjjscdis” 

^oai 

1 aS^zScd;! cSfSP^ 

2 iJdj rfja^sSrfjad 

3 T^ja^EswcS^dd «s3o^^ 

4 aJQrt 

Transh^e) ation. 

1 Srimatu Bebeya dana- 

2 karu Govanura Srimatu 

3 Gopaladevara amnta- 
4. pa^ge kota bhumi 

T) anslahon. 

The land granted by the illustiious Bebeya danayaka for the food offerings of 
the illustrious god Gopala devaru of Govanur 

Note. 

This record registers the grant of laud for the food offerings of the god Gopala 
devaru at Govanur, by Bebeya danayaka Bebeya danayaka was a great general 
under the Hoysala king Ballala III He is referred to in B C. XI Hr 16 and 18 

The date is not given here The record probably belongs to the beginning of the 14th 
century AD 

2 

At Srirampura (Budihal), Hosdurga taluk, on a stone buiied in the Kumara 

Mallappana Koppalu. 

Size 3'x2 

tgjsScSJrtF ^^a'333jg2)acJg ssdrod 

^Ej3c)K) 

2 c^iioudod ttcdro 



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i. ov2.i_j3oi, ^o 

4 SS^dCi oS^SFc 25i O OJ3 <^^SjirfjaB'3Oe)gre0De)fci OSaiSdsS^iJ 

5. ^D 3jC33*S3c3^S3Oi)0Eii E3535ODa)Cd0d ,3djt)a5aoa 

0 sSiS^cE=)sjioc^6^^jd cra>3iioS£iiCito^ 

7 sas^tsddoii^jii ?33oao(d0r? sddd s^dFdd t^sSirt 

8 iteeOT^ sS^ar^ aosd cSiijdoou’scjadja ^racru cSsSiT? adfO) <0*5^ 

9 7^ :;3drsiJ375,s3dn sasSdsJ era 1 iSioTii si^iocS «c3jaa di d* ddi 

10 dodi ®3 COj ^ocSaJidjsss^dss’wtioi d 3§J2^^Ci rtJS^d ^J5)0 

11 cj cTsd^ i^ja^sodai TrsccsdJsodd >socj scodi ^js^sodi dd ^ 

IS sssc'do didoJi scrad^ ^js^sgdoi edd^djsw djs ci»^d'SOD:j 

13 odd ^od^ojs ^esOr?cdi wjaodddja « ?rao&3orfd 

14 n a^ia^ddi (?)^d3o5j3<^d dd^odj wodinuad do 

15 rtcs ctidort dcadojjss #esJcdD ^s?rt udoa^ 

16 d^d)^dc?3aoi3^d edadddsjsoda ddrste 

17 ^yssri fdjDaara^o « ,j)^d:>rt doad AOccajadja^rtos? aac^ao 

18 dda «doc3«>,oFaa daaodo cda&O cDocd ^js 

V-/ ip 

39 ia '^jaar^oiD a-addll ^^adjaa^dli 

r? anbli(g}a/u)n 

1. Svi uaiiias-tumfja siias churiibi cbamdra. obamaia cbarave tniilokya 

2 nagar-arambha mOTia-stambhaya Sambka've svasti sri jaya- 

3 bbyudaya Saiivahana saka varshamgalu 1476 neya Krodhi sam- 

4. vatsarada Kartika 4u 1 lu srlmaai maharajadhiraja raja-parame- 

5. svara srl vira-pratapa ari Sadasivadevaiaja iiialiarayara Jiirupadimda arl- 

6. man maUamAm.dalesvar.i, Bama-Bajayya Viihalesvara sripati Aubhale- 

bvarayya 

7. maha arasngalu nayimdange kotia iasaiia putvadaU inmage 

8. teyigp, kamke bedige birada yenumtadadauu nau nmiage biteu nima- 

9 ge sarvamanyavagi sasaaava kotteu I yimau mtimle arobbaru tappidaru 

10 tamma tayi tamdeyanu Vilianasiyali komda papake noli aru gova kom- 

11 da papake hohaiu I naya mamsa\a timda papake bdharu uaraka- 
12. paladah smeya sevisida papake hohaiu 1 avananobbauu yl nayi- 

13 mdara kayyalu terigeya komdavarii a iiayimdaia makkala- 

14 gi huttuvara simeyolago hamieradu liyagaiarasam- 

15 gada nimage salui/amtha kereya lie],age bahaiutha 

16 svamyav-enurutada sv^amyavanu auubhavisi komdu saivama- 

17 nyavagi Budihaiu a simege saluva halt. Hinyurolagula invim- 
18. daru a- chamdrarka-sthayipalagi bukhadali yihiri emdu ko- 

19 tita kodigeya Aasaua 0 srt Virupaksba b sil bii 


T utftblatwn 

Obeisance ti> 8ajnbhUf beauUful ■^ith tiie ll^-ftap touchiug Ins ioftv head, the 
foundation pillar of the eity of the throe worlds 
6 



u 


Be it well In the victorious year 1476 of the iSalivahaaa era, the cyclic year 
Kiodhij on the first lunar day of the hiaght half of Kartika 

By the order of the illustrious maharajadhiraja, raja paramesvara, sri vlra 
piatapa sri Sadasivade^^araya inahaiaya, (we) the maba arasus— the illustrious 
mahamandalesvara Rama lajayya, Tithalesvara, ^ripati and Aubhaleivarayya — have 
granted, to the l aiheis the ■^asana ttf freedom from taxea. We have granted you 
freedom fionitaxcs« presentations, bedige hnada, etc,, you were paying previously 
Henceforward whosoever violates this will incur the sin of killing their parents 
at Yaranasi, that ot (^ating dog’s flesh, of drinking toddv in the skull. Whosoever 
collects taxes irum these barheis will he hoin as children to those barbers. .Getting 
the income fiom the twelve village servants (ay^agarasl the income from (the lands) 
below the tank and what othci rights they have, free of taxes, the barbers of Hiriyfir 
village belonging to Budihal sTme will live in happmess as long as the moon and snn 
endure. Thus granted the kodige sasana 

tSignatuiP) Sr! Vmipaksha 


JSfote 

The it(Oi(l belongs to the leign of the Yijayanagar kmg Sadasiva Raya and 
registcis the grant of freedom hum all, kinds of taxes to the barbeis by tho -maha 
arasus Rama Bajayya, Vitbalesv^aia, Sripati and Aubbalesvfuajya This concession 
apphed to the baibers of Hitj yum Milage belonging to the Biidihaln stme. Such 
grants to baibers are ( ommon during the reign of the Yijayanagar rulers The date 
of the iccoid is gii en as 8 i476 Krodhi sani Kaitlka bu 1. But 8 1176 is not Kiodhi, 
but Ananda. The name of the week is not given If 8aka year is taken as correct 
the date coircsponds to Saturday the 27th Octobei 1554 A. D But if the cyclic 
year Krodhi is taken as eorreefc, it conesponda to Thursday 26th October 1665 A.B. 


HASSAN DISTRICT 

3 

On a btoiic bin It mtu tho parapet wall of the Ganapati temple hy the side of the 
budge ovei the Yagachi iivor in the Belur taluk 

SStro edarits wortig soaJi rtrasSA 

sJa ?3?C)*cfix5 

2 £3'5slC)a-s?^^o!:^ seSediO* a cb ta, oSo 

3 s3ri D^&2.,c:adoqSd flo* ^ socdi.a^ ^ sc 

esd ^ ^ 

4. ueSD ;5£iab 35^ do 

5. Soli #11 wd‘II ©csh^ddeocS "" 

7 ^ «^ 5 ^s 3 e)rd 20 oaocSoj 3 doda 11 dc ll dridd sralt doll ?rartddsSd dao^ob&od 



8 ‘ji sScSdci s oC3^)4i:jcJ ossjie^o:^ 

9 3tt)^O^^^ao!s3 WOrtSoO' 0£DiSd^?^ 5‘5d TTSi^^ SdOCSdS^dci CTSia^SO 0^0 

10 a sSiiosrecasSoori 33 S dw ceJoi.?3 Eiofi^dosJd drfo dj3?3«^feS di 

11 ^^sjsiqir ^Sa)rdfi>oc5 :f02;ja3i s^^rd dJSi^ji d*dOi3,c^ll 

12 i3a>ero jsr o-sss® ^"sstio s'ddt: II 

Tra/islile>ciiw/i 

1 sil (ranadliipataye iiamah 

2 , '^ri Alaliibura 3Iahara]a Chaiiiaiaijetndia Vade^ai Bahadm G- C S.G ya- 

3 \ara samkalpanusai'a cliran Raiya-dhuiarndhaia Sir K Sesbadri lyvai 

K C S I 1 aviira a- 

4 daliLadalh iierai eiisalpatta Belniu Jladaii iiadiia luolana ‘3eti\e>a karya 

pi araiii- 

6 bliadalli ma 0 Iji 11 0 SuUaya Ayyaia\auinda piatishlitavada &rr Uaneba 

6 mamdirayu sii OhitrapurabDliitja sii Pamduiamgasiania svamiyavara divya 

Biipadamga- 

7 la asirvada baladiradalu unttu 0 Ma # iiagaiada Sa 0 ekain ' Nagappa 

naval a sabayadmida- 

5 lu sadii setuvo kelaBavanun kaintraktu padadii puiaisida Jlmndapuiada 

liamachamdia 

9 SyamteBaihatti Amgadikai ,’sivaia ka, do kai '■'garni Pamdaiapinada Dajiha 
Eam- 

10 31 nmmladavariiiida Ba 0 saka 1816 ue Jaja BatAvafcsaiadalli lachisaipattitu 

11 svamiya sevartha Barkaradiinda sC>tn''ioya ubliaya jiarsyada, bhuim vappi- 

aalpattidlieS I 

12 Bhati bm Rav Sahob JadavalaO 


Note 

Thib modom lUBcripkun bolough to the rcigu of Oiiaiiiaia36ndrawadiyai Bahaddui. 
<J 0 s o , the Maharaja of Mysore and recordB the consti notion of the temple of god 
Ganesa by the masona Dajiba Kamji and otbcvh who lielongcd to the contractor 
Bamachandra Syantesa hatti Aiigadikai ofc Jvuindapur The god was installed by 
IS. R Bubbaraya Iyer on the occasion of the beginning of the eoiistruotion of a 
bridge over Badari or y.igatlii nvei The landt^ on eithei side of the bridge ivero 
granted by the Goyernmont foi the god 


KADUR DISTRICT 
4 

At IvalasAj Mud?.gcie taluk, on the boulder at AnibcLtirtha» 
cSiuoertiS ^^33 TXSySiG eosiras^qjrcs woi3c3;«?3C^ 

1 3:irt eaisdjs 

2 7i £3j3^s3;j i:)cr5 



3() 

5 

On anotlier sjide at the same place 

wJ? 5J Sd 

1. qe)r\a>S 

2, qo? 3 tSjs^riOKf 

3 «Sj;;s5;i 

4 Aori d^S33?i 

5 2tOr»> 

6 

At the same place 

1. sJort Oo2j?S^;i£Sj3^si;i ao;3 
2 Tiorldvi^J tJorf 


Note 

The abo\c three inscriptions lecoid the names of a unmber of devotees who 
visited the sacred tirlha Their names are Ajapa scnab6^a, Bhagirati, Joguni aeca- 
bOva, Sipgi devapa Lakapa senabova and Oangama The characters appear to belong 
to about tbe 18th century A.D 

7 

At the same place, by the side ot the' bhakta image m front of the hfalaaanatha 
temple- 

©d? otfsid c3?do si:a5'stJ3jdd dototS sjdia dSjdO udadisSOi 

1 d 

® d 

Note 

This sho) t lusciiptioii leooids the \ isit of a deiotee Kariya. son'iii-iaw oi nephew 
(aliya) of Kencha of Yikkeri , to the temple at Kalasa As a mark of his visit he has 
got hiB figure and the inscription can-ed in front of the mahadvara of the temple. 
The characters appear to belong to the ISth eciiuuv A I) 

8 

At the village Maviuakeie, Kalasa hohh, Aladageie taluk, on either side of the 
Chandranathasvami image ^ the basti 

dsrsdrttS 3DOi/3Si rr^Sid «orta cnidoiD 

. sraSjFCO lodoOisjcJi 

1 dojao^ossJ* c3C<5^C!h<3a!S sg 

2 eseichrStS^ I airs s5ia,5So 

3 dOOTSSr Sjj®3 



37 


4. 

5. 23ji:^^^^5!s <a;Sc3®^f^a3i8 t 

0. rfodPJs f 

7 s5o£^ tJs^woc^^jcJ^ S^Od) 


tjrf aowcS iS^fid — 

1 jgjs 

2 cdio ^^^7a5e) 

3 20^ astfi f3r{6^ 

4. 

5* '3^c5S^oba22w'^ 

6. sjjsdst) aozj 

7. ^>S3j^&:goll 


1, c3^Ejt^[0] 

J dijsJcJi rt 

3 ooiacjc) 


Trcmshie 7 ation 


1. Sri Muia-aaiii-gba Panasogavafci prasiddhaDesiya-vidita Pu- 

2. staka-charugaobohhe I yah Kumdakumda mum* vain* 

3. sa-lalamahliiil-Lalitakrrljfci maha- 

4. munirndrah 1 1 tat-pada*vugalambiioja sekhari- 

5. hhiita mastakah Jmadafctanvayah svami y5bhiita 

6. namdanali 1 1 svasti srI Sakavatsare 


Belov? the right hand of the god — 

1. pnthvipatihl sb- 

2. yam srl Kalasa- 

3. khya charu-nagare sri Cham 

4. dranathaprabho pri- 
r> tya sadhayad utsa- 

6. vena mahata bimba- 

7, pratishtapitam sn 


Below the left hand — 

1 sri Devacha[m] 

2 dra devaru ge- 

3 yi odii 


Note 


3’he recoicl is engraved on either side of the Ohaudranatha image which is the 
mam image in the basti The purpose of the mscnptionis to record the installation 
of the imago of Ohandranatha by Devachandiai disciple of Lalitakirtti-deva belong* 
ing to Miiiasangha, Panasoge lineage Besiyagana, pustakagaohohha and Konda 
kumdanvaya The date of the lecord is gone Probably it belongs to about the 12th 
century AD 

9 

On the pedestal of the Chatnrvim&ati Tiithankara images m the same hasti 

a^^Fosw (J&r^aSrtv a^dcSO 

1, sdrA *,PsS03a s3i?5,qj 2S,g5s5^ 3?3.E5£a o rbcS:>S3^d asl,;3sir^,cJcja5 

bj, £^ 0 ^? 3 e)iS?j 

2. si'rt ya^i^ojajs oSidricid 
3J,:^Ds3iahrfo oD5&^ 



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3 33;i r?56»df3: JjJci, 5§^Scs^r^o s5iort'?i£3ia33 

?,? 

Tiaiiohietation 

1 ‘ivaslii rfiimatu Maumatiha-samvataara prathama Siavana .4u | (3-m’uvara 

Puahya nakshatradalu sri Ohamdi’anathana cbaityalayadalu 

2 Tolaharabaliya Anataka se^itiya maga Idisettiyu yoragieida Chaturvimsati 

tii’fehankarara pratumeyanu yiiisi kru' 

3 tarlifeha nadenu bhadra subham mamgalam bbuyat puriaddarAanam. subbam 

mamgala maba sii sii 4ri 


Translation 

Be It weii. On Thuisday, the 1st of the bright half of the earhei Siavana m the 
year Manmatha, fl), Adisetti, son of Anataka settiti of Tolaharabafi, having conseorat- 
ed the image of the Chaturvimsati Tirthankaras in the Chandranatha chaityalaya, 
became contented* May thei?e lie prosperity, happiness and good fortune 

Nnfr 

This inscription recoids the mstallatiou of the Chaturvimsati Tlrthaiikara image 
m che Chandranatha basti at Kalasa by Adi Sefiti, son of Auantaka settifci. Since the 
saka year is not given, the date cannot be fixed Paleographioally, however, the record 
appears to lielong to about the J4th century A D 


MYSORE DISTRICT 


T'lNARABiPUi'i Taluk 


10 


At Mubtalavadi Kel^boliundi, Sosale hobli, on a stone lying in front ot 
ling a temple 


Bme 4' X 1' 

^cS^^oCs Sot^iOoTi rScS tjortt* ao disJ 


Sambhu- 


Cf} 


^S335K *j'X ]' 

1 

3 rra^ 

4. tiO 

5 . 

6 ^js^tid^sS « 

7. rts?:) £ti3, d 

cd 



39 


8. 


9 

sSjs 

10. 

rt di o ood 

11. 

od5.rdrt^o si 

A vi 

12 

cdiotcid 

IS. 

r? rd%,drvt)7l 

14. 

od ddid 

15 

d iijart ^ 

IG. 

ddc>^rdd<s? 

17. 

dd tIotS 

18 


10 



20 ^J8od JSa) 

21 
22 . 


TrajnbteratiOi. 


1 Bumatu sii 
2. Sayambu na- 
8. devangc Gavo- 

4 ban Malla Ay5 ain- 

5 gala makkalu 
() Ivoja deva a- 

7 galu bitta dha- 
8. nnma Dumdubbi 
9 samvatsarada Ma- 
10 ga BU 1 lu da- 
11. rmmmada gain a- 
12 > aiiibuva deva- 

13. rgge datfcidegaga- 

14 inda hadupa- 

15 kko bitoge i 

16 dharmmavaii ali- 

17 (lade Gamgc 
IB yatadika- 
19. VI kavile 


Left— 

20 Ivomda pa- 

21 pakbe 
32 iK-ihani 


Noti: 

This mscnpiiou records soi^ if 
Kojadeva Ayya; son of Gavoban Malla Avya Hx- details 


by 

‘ar 



40 


The saka date is uoi givei>. Ttie jreooid piobablj belongs to the 15tli century A D. 
It ends with the usual imprecatory sentence 

il 

On a stone built into the side of a canal near the bluioe of ^ladhavamaiitri dam 
at Talakad 

4 Size d X‘2i’ 

SOS'S® S53!;3®3ioj^ SjstSS soA^d agasad;^?^ Soo, 

a^sroes yx24' 

tih-io 

£0^ A.e ^ 

cJi 2|q^«taeti^o aci^o 


1 

2 

3. 

4 

5. 

6 

7 

8 
9 

10 

11 

12 

13 

14 
16 
16. 


s3jA;S 53 diSSfiO « «:3i 


?3c!j3 


5(5) 


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do 

o5) 


£33 




?C33dd 
13Cf3 


Ob 


SS SS3 

d d « 

ort^3 

, jysJhtS 

asri dbtObd3253SidO 


3E9dE9<^* 


QCb 


. 5)ab 


d 3«)ab 


hote 

The stone on which the present iccoid isinsciibed has been used for construct- 
ing the sides of a canal which has caused much damage to the msonption Hence it 
18 full of lacunae It belongs to the icigii of the Hoysala king Viraballala and 
appears toregistei a grant of some rnttis, the details of which have all gone, 

IZ 

At Nanjangud, on the vajr.lngi of the god Paiasiaama 
Soc3;3njsdj ds-^ohcsJi todadj^cb 

3^530533^11 2r30S33aod2j53ja 02-0 ft 53 rfol d333|5^ dJ^dOJ3 

dosidrtjsd^ dd^De)d3 5S^^3a33dd iddd 

2 do d^333c03ss^5)3obdd aok^ iicnsS uesfirld o^sbed^ddd 

S3s333d sSo^w C55)dgcd3^d (^^ 

Tianslitejation 

1 bli Parasuiama piasamnna * 1 Salivaharia sakabda 1783 ne Bavudn sami 
Magha msadallu Namjanagudu ParasuramasYannyavara kavachada 



41 


2 sevarfcha'vamniiii I ma Dalavayi svaiaaiyavara hatti-Teluvebanajigara 

yajamana Eamaiyyanavara kumara Vemkatadasaiyyana sevartha sri 

Note 

This and the following records of the Nanjangud taluk have been noticed by 
Eao Bahadur E iTaiasimhachar inlVt A E for 1918 Their texts and transliterations^ 
are published here with notes 

The present record registers the grant of the kavacha on which the record is 
engraved, to the god Parasurama by Venkatadasaiya son of R§,maiya, chief among 
the Teluve Banajigas of Dalavayisvamiyavara hatti The giant is" made in the 
month of Magha of the year Ravudri, the saka rear being 1783, which corresponds 
to Jan — -Feb. 1862 AD The week day and tithi are not given 

13 

At Nanjangud, on the pedestal in front of the Basavanna image m the ruined 
mantapa by the side of the road leading to the iivei from the taluk office 

uaaa arr,3cc3 axoiSirtcs 

1 eosod 

2 ‘^l«t 

3 ao^ 

4 dortcbi;:^ ^^^■3551=' II 


Transhte?aiiun 

1 Kilaka nama samU Magha bahu- 

2 la I 61u pratishtarada Basavesva- 

3 ra svamiyavarn Eanakana hali 

4 Eamgayana sevartha^ 

Note. 

This record on. the pedestal like stone kept m fiont of the Basanna image states 
that the god was conoecrated on the fifth day of the dark half of Magha in the year 
Kllaka by one Ramgaya Kanakanahalli. No Saka date is given. 

14 

At the same place, Naniangud, on a pillar in the snanamantapa at Manikaraika 
ghat . 

M 00 ^ * 

1 . II 

4 ddcjrl oasssM cdi 
6 cQ5a53jo aSoqj o&i cbi 


€ 



42 


8 c3?sS c3^s§,'3^!^si> 

9 ;3oai;iOcl^^d kJ^cD^ 

10 CCJidd 35|j3^i^S3 rfJS 

11 ESojsrUd 

12 ftSoe® io?^s3rt 

13 52)!^ 

Tianshteyaiion 

Tftp portion — 

1 8 svasti sri vi- 

2 ]eyabhyudaya Sa 

3 livahana saka 

4 varusha 1556 ya 

5 Sriinukha samvatsara Va- 

6 yisakha sudha 15 ya 

Lower portion — 

7 111 srimam maha 

8 deva devottama sri 

9 Namjumdesvara svami- 

10 yavara pakshotsava ma- 
ll sotsavake Mtigiiia 

12 Samna Basava ga- 

13 vuda 

Note 

This mscnptLon is on a pillar in the snana-mantapa on the bank of the Kapila 
rivei. It records a grant made by Sanna-Basava-Gavuda of Mugur to provide for the 
fortnightly and monthly festivals of the god Nanjundesvara of Nanjangud The 
details of the grant are gone The date of the grant is S 1555, Srimukha sam. 
Vaisakha sii 15, which corresponds to Sunday the 14th April 1633 AD. 

15 

At Toremavu, on a vliagal in the lands belong to the Srikanthesvara temple. 
€5 c 3? Sc3 

r1c3 cSn'^hdosS ® 

(t0O353^P) 

1 4 , . s?rl 

2 03jos5 5 

3 . 

/ladaras.p') — 

11 ta 13 . . 

12 14 ... 



43 


16 . qS . 

16 [;^] esi 

17 

18 ^ 

19 e^o «es^;5 

20 cie® ^^7^ 

a 


21 ai) ^03 j osii 

Q *0 

22 esoc&iiv* fcj 

23 a3i0 23 c 3 sSi 

24 ESi^ 

26 ^cjsJtS 

26 c5i «Sct33Sjci 

27 ** (SOc&j 


Kight side — 

1. svasti srl rajya 
3 . . la Bamva 

3. tya vakya 

Left side — 

11 tera . , 

12 na gavumda 

13 • * * • 

14 mana 

15 . dha • 

16 yyanna [tu] ru 

17 gol feanu kadi 

18 ttamalesvara 


Ttaiislitetaiion 

4 . liga 

5 . . Ivoda 


19 bhaktam annnana 

20 danda kelage 

21 yda Kuppamg 

22 naliyul a- 

Kali 23 ygula bede ma- 

24 nnu idau lolici- 

25 suvage salla- 

26 dll akshaya su- 

27 » nidhiyya 


Note 

This fragmentary record which is on a viragal refers itself to the regign of 
Satyavakya-permanadi. It seems to be dated m Pmgala which probably corres- 
ponds to 897 A D It mentions )Sn-j«^?ya(thefortunate Ganga Kingdom) and recoids 
the death, during a cattle raid, of Kaliyanna and the grant foi him of land that 
could be sown with five kolagas of seeds at Manali It closes with this sentence — 
To him who covets this, everlasting happiness will be out of the question The 
king intended appears to be Ereyappa. 

16 

At Badanalu, Nanjangud taluk, on a viragal undei the pipai tree in front 

of the Yijayamma temple 
Size 4'X2i' 

rfoKSrtjJdJ SsS«37>aSj3^io'? c3?cJs3ii tsdiOrt 

wO'ffSii.oeo SoS c 22do55 (Sfdrtoj 
4' X 2' 

4 , . . . 

2 5'3<|,rso 20 as 

3 cSjscSi^osSoea rt ,3onj .s^drtoo 
6-^ 



T } anshieration 


1 • . va halana 

2 Pramatti samvatsarada Karttikha ba 5 So lu 

3 Do^atammannage miiida viragallu 


Note 

The leooid is ou a vinagal which is set up lu meiuoiy of Doda tammanna on 
Monday 5th of the daxk half of Kaifctikha m the year piamathi It is not known 
whether Dodda Tammanna died in any battl The saka year is not given 
Since the cliaiacteis appeal to belong to the 14 o 15th century "the date might be 
taken as coirespondmg to Monday tbe 3id Novembei 1399 A B. 

17 

At Debui, Nanjaiigud taluk, inscription No Naujangud 27 (revised), 

2 . . 

O 

5 , 

6 35©!^ ^ JO 

8 C3^);i£3t3c3j30 srad 

9 t33oDOs^r?j:)q3DJ^v®^ 

10 s-^ C4)aj?d^Ott>a^ cd'33^Qd3rf^cxhtn3?ija©3f^jd^djd^^C3=>i|3co 

11 ddds^o ^-5 

12 <©33^05330 2st)oj3;^^^©i3 d^ocradoo 

13 C3a)?3o S3S sj'saFio 

TransUteration. 

1 svasti ma . ni-varmina dhaimma 

2. .... . , . Nandi 

3. . . » srimat Rajamalla-peimmanadigal 

4. piithivi rajyam geye 

5. . . .... 

6. sha dilda . . yi siki . . * kha 

7 . de Permmanadigalu Butarasara 

8 ... . dan alidom Vaia- 

9. nasiyuman alida bahubhir vvasudha bho- 

10 kta rajabhi Sakaradivi yasya yasya yada bhtimistasya feasya tada phalam 

11 sva-dattam para-dattam va y5 hareti vasumdbaram shashtir vvarsha saba- 

srani 

12. i-ishthayam 3 ayate kiimih svam datum su mahachchhakyamMuhkhamanya' 
sya palanam 

13 danam va palanam veti danachchreyonupalanam 



46 


Note 

This worn out epigraph at Dehui, (E C. Ill Nanjangud 27, now revised,) refers 
itself to the reign of the Ganga king Eajanialla-permanadi, lord of Nandigiri and. 
mentions Butarasa The details of the grant are gone, and we have only the usual 
final imprecatory sentence and three final verses As Butarasa was the youngar 
brother of Eajamalla II, the latter seems to be the king leSered to in the record. 
Its peiiod may be about 875 A D, 

18 


At Yiredevanapuia, same taluk on a stone set up in the Kenchamolle 
Naniegauda’s gardens 

Size 5'x4'. 

aS^sjocS 

5 'x 4 \ 


1 

2 rfob sSdo^l ovoo 

3 ?jo 5 j^’: 5 c 3 t:)Z$ z. oJi & ^sSCior sJo^cS^rfcS^ 

4. ;3o&iOortj3Cii^t^od cS^rfd erSi^^aJS eo 

5 lidort 

6 ^ eiDo^odcS aJridjsdi d ^d zods^ss^^ s's 

7 . oid^ d^do^cdo^^dd n^srodd-® «dcd' 

8 dofcjD'scdod^ja ddF"dra?^erar\ ^js^di 

9 . e rv^did ^docdi ,sdd 1 «d 

10 sgjs<^o;3X)aajo cb^do d^dOc)035dd)dd d^cdod 

11 ^esJoda «aO dj 2 dosr\ d^,aaj 3 sraodo 

12 ahodd as^id c^ijsSidood ddidoi doom^do 

13 yrt dJSdouri d gdad^dOobodd ^o^ea so 

14 de^53^«^ dodsj^acdi tOdddob cb^docOood 

15 soddoo dooca/do ddodes dui^doEsdodrrso 

16. daoS?djsC'i^v®d d^dortcod dojadoo dcocrodo 

17 sodiif® dkoo 3^ dtfodo ct^dodood^dd 

IQ do ^ d do iiodci^do . 


(Aos^Dd) — 

19 ddoo dja^ks dodd ^ja^osd dood doai 

20 ctoo^o wddcd ^ooss^ssodsd stdodo 

21 ddJod oo dddoad dood dood 

22 cbo dood dooo^h oodo^ ds^rjc^odo^ddo 

23 tJrtodoDd djaodo ^^^ddc^cS^Sd wort doii 

24 . doodo t? rr^dod ddod^doob Sj 

25. ' ^ rto^ <5d 6ios3i)d^£® wdC 

26 cs? en'sdo siooso d(siJ^3^^do^ sre^i^d 

27 dFc^ d« 2 )d 53 ^h fcj doco'^d^F ;o^cco wh do 



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28 ajao ao^>cdD eu 

29 :ri c!) otod djrt cS^dOeJ&ojiTis? do&ioo 

30 rUciOi sSro ^ . • . . • . 

31. oi) ^ojio'scijort^D ^j3V3 n^,do 

32 

33 . . . 

Front— T ransliif"! aiion 

1 subbam astu t bvabbi si I vijayabhyu- 

2 daya Salnabaua saka varusha 1410 samda Ki- 

3 laka sam\ atsarada Obayitia sudha 7 lu srimamn Mabadeva de- 
1 vofcfcamam siT Namjalugudu Srikamtha devara amrutapadi am- 

5 ga rail) pa bbogake saniarppisi kotta gramada sila-basanada 

6 kiama\-emtemdaie Tagaduru stalada Badanevala ka- 

7 Imalli Devarayapuiada giamavanu aneya 

8 kbedeyaNamjarayagahi sarvamaayavagi kottanu 

9 a giamada chatus-simeya vivaia I >i§amiiya adi- 

10 Holalavadiya sime Devaiayapmada Cbikayana- 

11 keyeya pii modalagi Amkawe de\iya pala paii- 

12 vamfcaia bakida sTmegaUimda padu\alu salu-udu 

13 agiieya modalagi naimtya paiiyanitaia temkaaa tattu Ba- 

14 dane\ala Naraga’sAdiya vom Edataleya simeyimda 
15. badagalu salu-udu padu\ana tattu gunavanitagala- 
16 bihali Golura simegallimda mtidalu salu-udu 

17. badagaua tattuge Kaliya hala sIme mutbuvaua 

' 18 . du ka , de ru temka sime . . . . 

Back Side — 

19 bedalu tota feudike kala kothaia suuika cbaia- 

20 daya adatere kumbaru deie bmugu 

21 besa okkalu Tagadura stbalakke saluva suinka hatti- 

22 ya sunika iimmtagi enula barv\ a b'v amyavauu 

23 agu madikomdii Viiabbadra devara amga rainga 

24 bbogake saludu a gramada cbatu slmeya o- 

25 lagula mdlii nikshepa ]ala pasbana siddha sadhya akehi- 

26. m agami emba ashta bhoga teja svamya sai vva prapti sa- 

27. rvvasva ball sahitavagi achamdrarkka stayiagi su- 

28 kbadiiii bhogisiida enidu kn . sana baliya Ala- 

29 pparasiyara maga pradbaua De^ara]ayagala Namjalu- 

30 gudaiu ma si 

31 ya Nainjarayagalu kota grama 

32 

33 . . 

Ttamlaiion 

Ma} there be good fortuue Be it will. In the year 1410 of the prosperous 
Salivabana eia the year Piabhava, on the 7th lunar day of the bright half of 
Chayitia — The stone sasana of the giant of village, for the ofiermgs of rice, 



47 


decoiations and enjoyments tor the greatest of the gods, Srikantha deva of 
Nanjalngiidu thus , Hunter of the elephants Nanjaraya granted the village Devaraya- 
pura, hamlet of Badanevalu of Tagadura sthala, free of taxes 

The details of the four boundaries of the village — beginning from north-east — 
from the tank bund of Ohikayanakere of Devarayapura l)elonging to Holalavadiya 
sime up to the boundary stone set up for the portion of Anka\ ve devi where it turns 
towards west. From the south-east to south-west m the south it goes up to the end 
of the left top of Nangavadi Inne belonging to Badanevalu wheie it turns towaids 
north In the west at the boundaiy stone of Groluru belonging to the tillage Guna- 
vantagala it turns towards east In the north the streamlet kaliya halla is the 
boundaiy . The dry lands, gardens, tudike kola Jcothaia, 

customs dues, income fmm movables, goat-tax, pottei-tax, right ovoi the low-eastes 
{binugn), free labour (bese okkalu), customs dues belonging to Tagadui a sthala, customs 
on cotton and all other rights of possession are granted for the decoiation and enjoy- 
ment of the god Virahhadra Withm thc^ foni boundaiies of that village the eight 
rights and powers of enjoyment including tieasnie on the surface or underground, 
water-springs, minerals, leady income, possibilities, impeiishables and futures, with 
all the income and all grants might be enjoyed in happiness for as long as the moon 
and sun enduie . This village gianted by Nanjaraya 

Note 

This record legisteis the grant of Devarayapuia, a hamlet of Badanevalu, m 
Tagadhr sthala a sarvamanya by the hunter of elephants Nanja Raya, to provide for 
offermgs of noe, decorations and enjoyments for the greatest of the gods, Srikantha, 
deva of Nanjalngiidu The name of minister Devarajaya occurs at the end The 
date of the record, viz , S 1410, Kilaka sam Chayitra su 7 corresponds to Thursday, 
!20th March 1488 A D 

19 

On a slab built into the ceiling of the mukhamantapa of the Somesvara temple 
at Mudahalli, Chickkayyanacbatra hohli. 

Size 4' X 

sSooksSooissjCS tfoo 

4' X 2^' 

1 

3 u o?ii3,c3 ^ 

Tianshferaiion, 

1 Svasti sri Satyavakya- 

2 Peimmanadigale pa- 

3 ttamgattida pamneredaneya va- 

4. rshshadol yisakamda 

5 taledelasaga 



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Note 

The record belongs to the reign of the Ganga king Satyavakya Permanadi and is 
dat^ m the 12th year of his coronation. The king intended appears to be Ereyappa. 
The details of the grant are gone 

20 

On a beam of the Mallcsvara shrine in the Basavesvaia temple to the north-east 
of Basavanapura, Chickkayyana Ghbatra hobli 

v> V 

2. Ci.vej?5 ro’scseosi 

4. ui ^^dortai*,' esjd ^urrscra 

5 SJ500E9 ^,^0 ;5^s3 

Ti amhteration. 

1 srasti 6ri ■vijeyabhi S yaliyaba- 

2 na sakabda 1648 ne Parabava 

3 nama samvacharada Kartika su 15 

4 In Sriramgapattanada Setagara 

5 Balamna seti madida svami sere sii 

Note 

The inscription records that a derotee b}' name Balamna setli of Sriranga- 
pattana did seivice to the god Since the record is inscribed on a beam m front of 
the Mallesvara temple, it is possible that that portion of the temple was built 
and granted by Balanna setti The date, 15th of the bright half of Karttika in the 
year Parabhava, the saka year being 1648, corresponds to Saturday the 29th 
October 1726 A,I) 


21 

At He]]igehalli. same hobli, on a stone in the wet lands by the side of the 
canal 

©d? sgjD^w*? dsfjdddod rlc^cdoOcaj doo 

1 ero^j^S ^ 3. 

2 s?o3i sSdo 4 Cirt 

Note 

This shon record mentions a grant made to Manchana of Upmahali, probably of 
the lands in whioli tlie stone stands But the record gives no other details as to 
who made the grant or when it was made. 



49 


22 


On a stone to the south of the Jumma Masjid at Dodda Kavilande, Nanjangud 
Taluk. 


Size 5*X2' 

arspjajJi djscs saood SSt3T> rr^dJcJo e«£3». f^AESdO c^o-atiosS ^pi. 

(aoM. ^jstS.) 

r^od eddgd 
s^sJrora 5' X 2' 


1 . 


2. . eiSaops)j/P , » . i s^^i/vir^ 


3. 

4 

5. 

6 

7. 

8. 

9 

10 . 

11 . 

12 . 

13. 

14. 
16. 
16. 

17. 

18. 

19 

20 
21 . 
22 . 
23 
24. 

26. 

26 

27. 


6SSr IT ^ ^ 

^t^Ji^~«SUV>-^JsS\U/nUJValT 

«?wr 

^fTjreiiSlo^'^^fSur fir/rst£Lti 

usm6S!^uj(^srrfrSp^ L/u<xir ^ 
iSdSdFd^ Q^m p^Tjr€Ssr euBo 
4F'si3nr^jfiLS^ ^sursrr 

^ jr ^ p 

^ '5^ai/f0(5 


* 

u 

m 


. . . » . •■ZJ 

/r .®o 


Translitet ation 


1. srI bha tova . ♦ • _ 

2 samhntl karana . . . noia 

3. nasyahu ta da . sya sa 

4 ,, . svasti sri pratapa ehakia 

5 tti sri Vishnuvardhana Posala sri vira 
6. Narasimhadevar pnthvirajyam 


7 



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7. panniyarulanirka saka 

8. 1146 senra Tarana sam 

9. scharattu Mlnamasattu pola 

10. muta tinkatkilamai 

11. . . . va ra 

12. . . . devarkku 

13. . nattu 

(14 to 24 completely damaged.) 

25. . ... brahma 

26. ...... Visbamekakinam 

27. hanti devasvam putra p6 
28 trikam * 


Note 

This inscription has worn out to a large extent It belongs to the reign of 
Pratapa Chakiavaiti Poysala-sri-Viia-Naiasimba deva and is dated in the saka year 
1146 Tarana sam which corresponds to 1224 AD It appears to record that some 
one made a grant for the success of the sword and arm of the (^) king It ends with 
the usual imprecatory verse — na-visham visham ityahuh etc 

23 


On the back side of inscription stone No Nanjangud 108 at Dodda-Kaulande 
Nanjangud taluk- 


1 

2 . 

3 

4 
5. 
6 
7. 
8 
9. 

10 . 

11 . 


. aJocSj .scus 

. dbOoh ^^luoacch jSsSjP’ 

3Sra?3,c5 . 0^69^ 

o 

. ^ 

CjOi 


. 5S?dooi^oe) II craJSsrao 

nra^£S^?oSj2^;3iS5e)oSol aJ 

do 


TraiishteraUon 


1. ... Vilambi samvatsarada Asvayuja suddha 2 la srima 

2. . . pradhana Salu 

3. . . Hiiiya Kavilamdiya sarvva 

4. . . manyada . mkanake 

5. . . sa 

6. . . dalu 

7 

8 . .... 

9 Kodageya . . vasumdhara ® dana-pala- 



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10 nayor mmadhye danachchhreyonupalanamldana-ssvarggam avapnoti palanad 
aohyubam pa- 
ll ^am 

Note 


This record is very muph worn out It appeals to register the grant of Hinya 
Kavilandi as a sarvvamanya to some one by the mimster S^Iuva G-ovindaraja. 
Though the king is not named heie, we know fiom other reooids that Saluva 
06vindara]a was a minister of Krishna-Deva-Eaya The date of the record is given as 
Vilambi sam Asvija su 2, which coi responds ti Wednesday, the 25th of September 
1538 AD 


1 . 

2 . 

3 

4 

5 
6 . 
7. 
8 
9. 

10 . 

11 

12 . 

13 

14 

15 

la 

17. 

18 

19. 

20 . 


At Nerale, Dodda Kaulande hobli, Nanjangud taluk, No 102 
s-sojsSo cSjsc^ s'sood 3o 102 

tioh 3a>Oe34)3o;3 ^so sjdoai ovnv 
jjocs u m co 

cSoSd (SdoaSao «dd ^ 

cSah?3ddi ceOcch &jclabd:) z^o^d ^ 

?3o®isjno^ dosiiOcS ecd'^^^s^d ctdo 

dert t$)^sSoc(ho enjOorf d 

s?ah . ^crOtO 

SSirt SS3e)?3^E3s)h . SJa>h^J3 

05 . id A^sSioh 

sio One !^5 

cdiOO cS5^d50i!3af!d?i5 o 

s^r^'^cOiodrah o ^d 
os?5S osa.ah cd: 

Xj eft 

rf3 ofcodi etcrasassd ojddeSd 

asnosracS sSooos^h 

oSid o<^&cjddi rtortedoo tSjs^sS 

^jsonS sJsd^ a§ja^ad *(1)235^5® ^jaodsded# 3§js^ 

3o ^5o£5^ aojs^^ dsSddd^^^ aoja^ad 
di 

Transliteration 


1 . 

2 . 

3. 

4 

5. 

6 . 
7. 


subham astu sri vijabhuyu- 

daya Salivahana ^akha varusha 1414 

samda Pandhavi samvatsarada Karttika ha 5 lu 

sriman mahamamdale&vara srI Vira -Nainjaraya Vo- 

deyara nirupadim avara bhu]a piathapa Devaraya Vo- 

deyanavaru Ninliya Odeyaru bhamktara vo- 

lagada Namjapayya Namjumda Ayyanavara volagada si[la]vam- 



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8 tarige nainma simeyali urimda paduvana hola , ra 
9r liya . • liola bhiimmu naii m- 

10. mage . simaya . manyavEgi . . vagi ko , . . 

11. simeya . lu . . da aimeya 

12. nidbi mkshepa jala sadJiya akahlai agami 

13 yemba ashta bhoga teja manya . . . yenumtadanu a- 

14. nubhavisikomdu achamdra H arka-sthayiyagi a pura 

16. aliYu anyaya . . ge kanike kaddaya . ga kela-lagadu yeiiidu kofct!ft- 

sila-sasana idanalida 

16. bagilavada tuumtagi komdu kotta sila 

17. sasana yidan aYan obba alipidavaru G-amgeyali gova- 

18. komda papake hoba brammana komda papake ho- 

19. he "kumbbipapake liobe Eavarava narakake boba- 

20. nti 


Note 

The recoid bad been previously published as Nanjangud 102 in Epigraphia 
Oarnatioa Vol. Ill Its revised copy is here published. The record states that on 
the 5th of the dark half of Karttika m the year Pandhavi, the &aka year being 1414^ 
by the order of the mahamandalaesvara &ri-vlra, Nanja-Eaya-Vodeyar-his valiant arm 
Devaraya Vodeyar granted some lands (specified), exempt from taxes, to Nanjapayya, 
Nanjunda Ayya and other hUavantas of Nirili. The date S 1414 Pandhavi sam. 
Klirbika 6 corresponds to Friday 9th November 1492 A.D 

25 

At the same place, on a stone to the south of the Virabhadva temple (revised 

Nj. 100) 

rfoKsSrSJiSi rSoart d|g|© Sd cwdod o dodo 

1. sscsraaorf sJdaaS ovoi. slocJ eSotS 

2. o oo assjaa Sorfido sSJarfrrees 

3 osEra^O^s^d E^odiigjad dozio^oja sg/sdohd 

do 35^ 3^ 

deoSiddi sSJSdccbdort 

5. ^ ddicb r,t) oqj *Oe) RJPddd ,asSd c3?0e5 

oho tooQ 

6, dd srsdrt dod^dod .... <o^0dah rt d ^ .s 

doacd: 

7 rtd so .9 sraddb rid so ej dart djsdi oSioidi dJS®a ddosSrsan 

Q O 

drtll o3d BS'sadoSjB^sbrd^C sosado c^rirdads 

. 2Se)adft)d 


8 . 



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9 sdcJo sJdds^^Si 3je)o;3ol sJ^darssS 

as^d^ea ~‘ ~* 

10 cS^o <38 gSoo j;5s3^s‘ il ^cJi^o sSdcJ^ o SS3 cSjs^agd^^ sJsiioqJos si^ 

sjctoaS ^ ■’ ** 

11 (33J5 0j33O 

Transliteration 

1. subham astu svasti ki vijay^ibhyudaya Saliv§)hana saka varu8hal416 samda 
Anamda samvatsarada Pbalgu su 

‘2 1 lu srimau maha-mamndalesvara javadi Kol&halapesah Hanuma arasamka 

monegara Gen^mka 

3. ohakresvara ghaja bemtekara Hoyisala ra]ya,dhi8vara Vummatura Namja 

raya Vodeyara maneya maha pra* 

4. (ni)dana Devarayanavara makkalu Parvateyyanavaru Ninleya Virayya 

devara . . . . ba ayivaru vodeyaruga- 

5 la ftroganeya sayidbanakke samarppisi kottamtba bbumiya sili sAsanada 
vivara Ninleyali Bamdi de- 

6. vara sftvege sabsuvarntba Kadale grAma ... . Ninleya bada 

volagereya gade ka 2 gu^aya 

7 halala gadde kba 2 babbeya gadde kha 8 salage bbumi yemtu nuru minu 
darmartavagi kotta ko- 

8. dagell aS-na p^lanayoi madbye d4na,t sreyonu pdlanaip dtodt svargam 

avapnoti palanad a- 

9. chyutam pEidam sva-datfca dvigunam punyam paradattanu palanam 1 para- 

dattapabarena sva- 

10 dattam mhpbalam bhavet H sva dattam para-dafctam va yo bareti vasuip- 

dhara sbasbthi varusba saha- 

11 srani vishthaySlm jayate knmih'H 


Note 

This 18 another recoid at the same place which had been published in Epigraphia 
Carnatioa Vol III as Nanjangud 100 and is here revised It records that 
Parvatayya, son of Devaraya who was the great house minister of the maha- 
mandalefevara, ^avadi Eolahala, pesali-Eannma, a brave in war with kings, genanka 
ohakresvara, hunter of elephants, lord of the Hoysala tmgdom, 

of Ummattui, granted certain lands (specified) to provide for the feeding of five odeyat 

(Virafeaiva gurus) resembling Yirayya-devaru of Ninli , , , , 

ThJdate of the record is s 1416, Ananda sam Phalguna sul which corresponda 

to Thursday 26th February 1495 A D 


26 

On anothoi stone at the same place. (N] 101) revised 

1 rfsiSdisl ovoi. to 

2 d tJdoc? sb oooo cS^dO 



54 

3 7^ idoasj rtc3 «ScJ ^s3ic3c3 sg/gdodocJa 'jaeoad 

4 oo rtd 

w O 

TransUieration 

1 Subham. astu srI vijayabbyudaya Saliva hana saka varuslia 1416 saip.- 

2 da samvatsarada Palguna su 10 lu Nhiliya Viiayya devari' 

3 ge saluVa gaddebedda si madada vivara Nainjaraya Vodeyaru 

1 ura 

4 lu kotta gadde • Niriliyalli kottadake 

Note 

This 18 the third record at the same place Previously published as Nanjangud 
101, of the same date which has likewise been revised. It records a grant of land 
to Virayya devaru of Ninli by Nanja-llaya Odeyar 


27 


On a stone to the left of the entrance of the Soinesvara temple at Chikka' 
Kaulande, Nanjangud taluk 

tttf e'sood rrSjSM 5J;sSrSO dS ktsao .sdriiS w-sacdo ^o*dos ^§)a. 

* ” 35^555388 4x2i' 


1 . d 

2 . 


3 


ob&eeCab^cSO 

4 

a ^ 

. . . ert^ao^) 

duesCoja 

5 

o 


6 


^c3c? 

7 

, 

, • 

8 



9 


03 

10 


. 

11 

oabortjsw 


12 

13 

rid 

. s3^es3 

14 


. ciojo 


e 


Tt ansliteraUon 

1 Ka . , . n 

2 , . sti arl pern ana . 

3 dhavama ya Kiriya Kavila 

4 ndiyatti . . ma bhattargge Agraha 

da IQriya 



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5. KaYilandi . . . . tta vabali sva 

6 ravargge . . . ava 

7 . . 

8 kalakala .... kargge 
9. Vikrainasa namaiQ. kottu 

10. Kinya KaviQandi] . . . ndita 

11 layam gotta Siva bhagaltala 

12 . . gara . . • vakere 

13 

14 . . . siya 


Note 

The inscription has very much worn out. It appears to have been dated m 
920 A D. and recoids that permanadi granted Kiriya Kavilandi as an agrahara to 
Ti . mabhatta The Permanadi of this record is eeidentey Bachamalla III — 
the G-anga prince 


28 

At Suttur, Nan]angud taluk, on a stone to the north of Some^vara temple 
(Eevised edition of Nanjangud No 164 ) 

sSotssJrtjacto cS^sJsJ'a 

cSgJ3 acjsyasaSS 

1 riortoiiio sJsSaroa^S ZocSoireD* 

2 «Ai3^^c3^s3o‘ 9,0 esida 

3 SsJdOsd [r&J]SS?3cdi wondsSosS^dcJ 

4 5e>iS sg/ara^FsSa aa 

5 rt £.1:303130* D3tg^;3^{3j9^ 

6 wcS^sJrtidosJ^v* «dos?s|o35^riQ3s5di 

7. MsSoi c3^drtFvBdi[s3]53oiat^ ai^ i3ra^)Cio3ws3io 

8 s330Si£3j3e3 sgBoSo^o* £oi:3cd33o‘ rs^wicS 

9 di353S’?3sS:)Cio cS»»^ai^t3sJ0Fc^«S 

10 ^sfe:3:5^dcl djs^dds^ddajsoajsTj^F itJocS sio:3 . ?3ahdcl 

i6i3^atodd s;adc3o d 

11 dd d!S3d ^^ddia33cS^ . . dajso sy^dsSjadaJrortF. .sdiddooBort 

12 c3ij3d a3do3E0oi),d d'JS^cshoo ddc ^js^rt t3i3rtc3ahoo 

13. rraga^js^dOj cdrario* djs3d dj^d dooacdrart^F SjdoJja 

14 dF ^do.Fqrao3Sid‘=‘^o dsdo d!<53;3 did.d dioaoiraT^ f cSm sl 

6 6 «5 n *rf 

15 astf ^ a doo i. Koj.d'OiS o d«-> s. d^o&s erto^ ds^disra 

16 ^adio asad dd# <5,53'5>o dfssad.Fdo rtoLa.dei o cSfd 

17, tS F dd dddo di^w^d^^o diarad^dd d^dcjjsadas^di^deSjaocii ^jjdjesD 

18 erusddjs^^udjsd;^ sgfsesJaJ-io Bd^ Soi^oSio 

19 A dojsT^i^doo Sd sdeS oshio a.aaCory d«7^ r Sjawi da 



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20 c&jad sSidoii^ ^i3 cdD aSso ^ sSjjso:?ra^?j cS^sirt^r cS^riaozSosSro 

21. a* jSijsS 3g/3^d diOd^SsJoci)^ 4 es3di^!ras?aiii ag/ad^d 

22. pa d ^ja£Si dac?)dcl <^.^>a,aJsjadsirodafc, 35fc3_.ai) dirio c3jsdab,^fc3^ 

®CI Oti 1>d 


TransUterahon 

1. Pui’vvadesamum Gamgeynm konda Koppara Kesari-Parmmaraiia OdeySr 

2. sri Bajendra Choladevar yandu 31 avadu svasti 

3. Sakavansba [95] 5 neya Aipgira samvatsarada 

4. Karttika masada purtiname Taledivasam age bidi- 

6. ge ^omavara Bohmi nakshata^dal Odeyar srI Bajendra Cho- 

6. la*deva gurukkal arulichcheyyadadavatu kerege bittuva- 

7. ttamu devargge tira [va] mudinge bitta bhumiyumam kalvatti koduvuda- 

kke tiru- 

8. vayimoli pudiyinal Odeyai dhara 'varshakam ivanu Srobnya gramada 
0. mahajanamum svasfci srimat pra&asti saliitam aameyamumildu bitta dhar- 

nima stiti 

10 kramam entendade Isana-ISvara-mudeyargge . gulada muda ne yarada 

Puvma-settiyavara eradu 

11 vara Isana-Isvara mabade . Mtilastliaiiain Odeyarggc tiravamu- 

dimge kottudii 

12 sriyura Chatoundayyana bkiimiyalu pattu kolaga bede gaddeyum 

13. ganakkondu nanda divigeyagal Isana-Isvaram udiyargge kottudu odeya- 

14. rkka karmma dharavarshakam ivaip Isana-Isvaram-udiyargge kotta 

tivali 1 datta 3 

16. khandike 3 phalam 6 jayaghamte 1 phalakale 3 phala 16 agal i-pancha- 
maha- 

16. Sabdamain tnkalam bajisumdakke trika lam devabarchchanam geyvuda- 
kkam deva- 

17 rgge nandanavanam malpudakkam mahadevara devaduvinalka pattaralondu 
koruli 

18. uralokkalalondu poreyum pattu kolaga bhattamum oudu kamteyu banni- 

19. ge miigulamam kappadakke paltiyum Brahmalimgi bhalargge kottudu 

^rotri- 

20. yura Marayya-settiya pendati Gundabbe Mulasthana devargge degulavam 

ma- 

21 disi devargge devapuvma mudanevayya tere pattapaliya ponnara kottu ma- 

22 unaia kondu bidisidade ^rotnyura Marayya settiya magam Doreyya setti 


Note 

Odeyar Sri Bajendia Chola Devaguru has issued the following order on Monday^ 
the 2nd day of the lunar month Kartika, of the constellation Rohini, after the lapse 
of the full-moon {KarhJc itnas^da Purmme taledivasamdge) in the year Anglrosa of 
the Saka year [95] 5, corresponding to theSlst regnal year of Koppara Kesarivarma 
Odeyar Sri Ba]endra Chola Deva, the Conqueror of the Eastern Country and the 
Gangas : 



57 


i provide for the maintenance of the tank (kerege htiuiatta), the 

food-offerings to the G-od, and the wages of the engraver, lands nave been jointly 
donated by the sacr^ order of the Odeyar of Rajcndra Chola Deva guru and 
the mahajanas of the Srotriya grama (Suttiir) The followmg are the details of the 
(other two grants) made by the respected assembly of the village to provide for the 
i^d-offerings to the (rods Isana Isvara Odeyar and the Mulasthana god respectively i 
(Devils of the first grant are not clear. Mentions a Puvma Setty); Fertile wet lands 
of the sowmg capacity of ten kolagas belonging to Chamundayya , one solige 
every ocassion when oil is crushed m the temple mill , a further gift to 
Isana Isvara Odeyar of the followmg five great instruments of music iitali 1, 
datta 3, kJiandike 3, Phalam 6, Jaijagante 1, Phala Kale 3. Phala 16» along with a 
further provision for playing on the above musical instruments thrice a day, for the 
worship of the god thrice a day, and for laying out a pleasure gard'^n ffoi the 
temple), in the form of a tax of one kotni for every ten, and one bundle of hay (for 
'every ten) Further, a (recurring) grant of 3 kolagas of giam and cotton for clothing 
to Brahma Lingi Bhata (the temple priest) is also made 

Gnndabbe, the wife of Marayya Setti of Srotnyur had a temple constructed for 
the Mulasthana god and endowed it with lands. And Dorayya Setti, son of that 
Marayya Setti of Srotnyur, purchased with gold lands and made a gift of them to 
the god. 

This msciiption was first noticed, lead and published by Lewis Eice (EC III, 
INj 164) In 1917, Mr R Narasimhachar revised the reading and published a 
short note on it (MAR 1918) The readmg has been further revised here The 
inscription affords a very valuable information by mentioning the 31st regnal year 
of Eajendra Chola along with other details of the solar year which proves that he 
assumed the rulership of the country in 1001 A D , evidently as Viceroy or Yuvaraja, 
since the details of the date given correspond to the 23rd of October 1032 A. D. The 
peculiar phrase ‘^purname tale dtvasamdge" is not clear , probably it means ‘‘ after 
the lapse of the full-moon”. Another piece of interesting inf oimation is provided 
by the mention of a gmu of Rajendra Chola-deva The phrase appears in the 
inscription as “ Rajendra Chola-Deva gurukkal arulichchaidadavadu”, which has 
been interpreted by both Lewis Rice and R Narasimhachar as Rajendra Chola Deva 
guru 


29 


At the same place, on a stone to the left of the mukbamantapa of the 
Bomesvara temple 

Size3'x2' 


:^a3c!S2 3 'x2’. 


8 



oB 


S o <sd^sjiO cS^sSsJiess « 

4 d^jrt^o3D^?3s3d ^^FCjacS i^E^cdij^JsSdi sSo 

5 43rf dbOcOidiri^Tl 3343 cdi ^sSosSo;^ 

6 c33 ?3ja^E3i^^r5 c3^s3d wortdort 33t)ss3 sSijsTijs 

7 d cti^zS;5oji 3«)aiC)jad sSjs^ajjJ^odi^d 7^s3os^on3 

8 eso ^^d d^dorS s^d^p sSjsdO'sh jScid djs^icdi 

9 ?3js ;3^cro ^js^sssh e 

10. K) dcS^ cSdco eair''ri^ sj^jSdesrfosS 

11 esrs^F crsoji sscssidod c^^usdod ^ssf’S z3?©r^cSc>^?ji 

12 oKjsd ^dsSjP Jc^3i>^ddD ertosSraa «S5d^*T§j3o 

13 do t^n^yo ^«i 033 33^.s^cciod r5o.%,7S 

14 £»?3o sJodi^dd e3jsd o 

15 STsn a)d dod^dd ^ no dcSrS .s-orts^o 

16 oj) do^ e d34P liescid 

17 ^0 z^draeso d4.^d vo «gddoj3 ?ii3^ 

18 dddodo djs^di^s^d cS^sSd docsid^^ do^d d 

19 dojjsd dodieSd woooid c3^dd_^dddj a^ 

20 d^r dooSra^Fdo dcSc?> wde cs'sddjcj^^e^ d/^s^r 

21 didcsSo^Fd cSoodo do.^cdid 

22. rtJ3^33^t) 


Transliteration. 

1. sn Soiuesvaiaue gati H Virodhi-samvatsarada maghaba 2 in srI 
2 sn Mahade%a-dev6ttaina Sutttira Somesvara devaru srimanu 

3. maba-mamdale^vara Bainaraja Tiiumala rajaiyyadeva-maiia-a 

4. rasugalayyana'v ara kaiyya,ke kartfcarada Bhadrayyanavaru Suttura ma- 

5. tada hinyarugalige kotta subiayada patteya kramavemtemda- 

B. re Suttnia Somesvara devara amga ramga bhSgakke saluva Miigu- 
7. la simeya Tayura sthalada Haleya-Suttiira grama vomda- 

8 ralh SSmesvara devarige piiivva luodalagi saluva bhumiya- 

9 mi nail nimage gutbigege kottevagi acbatusime volaga- 

10 na gaddo bedalu tota-tudike adu luagga manebana suva- 

11 innadaya kadaraipblia niiaiambba kanike bedige yenu- 
12. mtada saivva samyavanu aguinadi anubhavisikom- 

13 du niu teruva srubriyada gubtige praku prama- 
14. n am i Vikiutu-samvabaaiada Ashadha su 1 arabhya- 

15 vagi kbaia-samvatsarada Jyeshta ba 30 vaiege timgalu 

16 12 liamke a i arsba 1 kke teruva gutfcige pra- 

17 ku piamanu gatti ga 40 aksharadalu gatti aalva- 

18 ttu vaiabamnu Somesvara devaia bhamdarakke masapa- 
19. diyagi salisuvui ah yida devastanavanu pu- 

20 rvva maryyadali nadasi bahari danamauya purvva 

21 mariyyadi yemdu kotta sutriyada kalla patte 

22 sri Gopala 



59 


Note 

This lecords an agreement between Bhadrayya, agent tor the affeirs of the 
mahamandalesvaia Eaina Eaja-Tiiumala-Bajayyadeva-maha arasu and the svamit 
of the matha at Sutthr to the effect that the annual rental of 40 varahas which they 
had been paying on the lands at Suttur belonging to the god Soinesvara should 
thence forward be paid to the templer treasury The rental is called srdt^vyddot 
guttigs and the agreement irdtTtyadcc kallupatte (stone roll of assessment). The 
date of the record Virodhi sam Magha ba *2 appeals to coriespond to Saturdaj 2nd 
January 1530 A.D 


30 

On a stone built into the west wall of the Man Ohavadi at iTagaiie, Billare hobii. 
sSo*!i;drtj»cSd steo tssiSart 

1. 

2- cdTOEc^sdO' 

3. 

4- 


5 0&5 


1. 


9 

rtdesSrttf 

M 

2. 

e/O 

10 


3. 

rtohjd 

11 


4 

n«)d7^ rsSi^. 

12, 


5 

■ O ' 

abdu 

13. 

<5ddsScJ 

6 


14 

• ^ 

7 


15. 

. . dodedd 

8 

ciisjcrah '5C3^ 







16. 

o:;)C5^s5c)Fs5i;S 

20 


17. 

sJraaddOrt sJo 

21 

ss5» dO?6 

18. 

d 

22 

cdDdi 

19. 

doFrtoh 

O 

Transliterahon 


1. 

sri Bajendi'a de- 



2. 

3. 

vargge yandu padi- 
naravudu , . svasti sa 



4 

ka varisha 



5. 

yi 



Sack — 



. . geyva bha 

1. 

la pagu poimii 

3. 

2. 

tiruvaiadha 

4* 

laraigge manna- 



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5. 

yaleba . . . 

6 

kolagana 

7 

varisham piati ko- 

8 

duvaragi ida 

9. 

gavare gal pa 

10. 

se Gutta na- 

Left side of the same stone— 

16, 

yi dharmmamana 

17. 

madidavage Ku- 

18 

lukshetia dha- 

19. 

rmma geyda 


11 da gavundanu 

12 ettikolla 
13. idan alida 

14 , . . ra kavi 

15 . . manalida 


20. lame kelasi 

21. . gha parise 

22. yama 

Note 


Only the portion on the back side'of the stone had been published in ^pigraphia 
Carnatica VoL III as Nanjangud No 157, while the portions on the front and left 
side of the stone had been left out It is here completely copied and published The 
record IS dated in the 16th year of the reign of Eajendra deva (1067 A D.) It 
registeis a grant of land to the hhalara who was the worshipper of the god in some 
temple The gavunda of the nadu and others had to give the produce of the land 
every year to the donee 


31 

At Hedatale, Hedatale hobh, Nanjangud taluk, Inscription No. 93 (Revised). 
rfoKidrtJSdi 3‘sojaSi nu.sJocjOOjS 93 SoiodJ 

CO .-/CO w • 

1. ^^530 0.3 rfcdC) erfocS 

2. ^ n w I 

4 a3)a^o Si0c^35e> 

8 sic^io^slaoaO 

9 cioa^iS sScSi^eSoa 

10 jTOtiScS^sSd c3^sj 

11 dddort 3§j3^d ssoid 

12 csJi dd3d£0 as:^cdrand:^ddi « 

13. d^ad draest^jsodi 

cro^ddwai, — 

14 d:Es dreadrid oo 

15 esddodidjs d233 ^5^d?33do 

16 rt da,3d djsto <;?Acch 

w W a 

17 disjssosdddo doa^a 

18 d^cb^oddd ^odd ddd^do 

19 S3ri y sSad d rid 

e c» d ti a 



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21 rfc?JS)'^r5^ ‘S>^t>7i 559, 

22 sjacj ^Rj^cj siro^j o ?3 j 3 ^o;i qisS^^r^^Me) 

23 OSi Oj033 ^E9,o:^i<^CS3s50o?? SjO 

24 3a?jrra«Socd3ah o 

25 doorts* djsa H 

Tramhtemtwn 

1. svasfci sii saka kala 1236 neya Anamda 

2. samvatsarada Ohaitia &u 1 A • srimatu Ho^ 

3 ysala bhujabala sn Vira Ballala devam 

4 pnthvirajyam geyuttire ^riman. maba 

5. pradhanam Perumaludeva. damnna- 

6 yakara maga Madhava damnnaya- 

7 kara anumafcadiml srimaa maba 

8. Vaddabyavabari Simkasettiya maga 

9. Simdi-setti Pedataleya sri Kesavn,- 

10 natba devara deva danada buvina tdm- 

11. tadolage baravaiige boda kaluve- 

12 ya paduyana dineyagiddudanu a 

13. deyara Srivaisbnavange marikondu 
On the other side — 

14. manan ettisi madida gadde ko 10 

15. ra bedayanb matta Kesayauatbam- 

16. ge vuttama padimcbcbal-obbalakkiya 

17. vupaharavanu obandr-Adi- 

18. tyar ullanneyara kumdade nadasuvam- 

19 ttagi a Vaisbnava sakke kotta gadde kola- 

20 ga batfcu 1 obbalakkiya prasa- 

21. dadolagu Simdi-setfci eyarige prapta- 

22. vada prasadamana Inu tarrmadbarmma sakba- 

23 yiyappa Tannamtula dasanmge sam- 

24. tana gamiyagi kotta prasada inana 1 

25 mamgala maba sri 4ri sri S' 

Note 

Tbis record bad been published as Nanjangud 93 m Epigraphia Carnatioa Vol III 
It has now been completely copied It states that durmg the rule of Ball^Ia-deva 
with the consent of the great minister Perumaludeva dannayaka’s son Madhava 
dannayaka, the maha-vaddavyavalmi Sinka Setti’s son Smdi Setti, bavmg purchased 
a portion of the flower garden of the god Ke§avanatba of Edatale from the temple 
Srivaishnavas and converted it mto wet land by removing earth, made over the same 
to them with the condition that they should provide an offering of one holla of rice 
every day for the god for as long as the sun and moon last. It was also stipulated 
that the prasada of one mana of nee due to him out of the offering was to be hauded 
over to his partner in this chaiitable work, Tannantula-dasar, and his descendants. 



62 


Madhava dannayakaj mentioned in tins record was the Hoysala viceroy who 
governed Padinalku nadu with the seat of his government at Terakanambi, Q-undlupet 

Taluk (see MAP 1907, para 24) , x - 

The date of the record is saka 1236 Ananda sam Chaitra su 1 > Adityavara 
which corresponds to Sunday the 17th March 1314 A D 

32 

At Kalale, Nanjangud taluk, on a stone lying near the pi pal tree by the side of 
the road leading to the tank. 

Size 3'-6'X l'-4' 

;3oi4;irtj5cso ^ iJrt araocsbjj s-soisS 

fsi.t o&dd dd 

3'-6'XP'4* 

1 I ^od;5 

2 d 1 sbd oo cja I she 

3. <odjss3Do [^] 

4 djsdu rratiid^sjdjs I ^^6 

6 dozmrtah 

6 3F33jdd ^shdoiiodd sd 

7. 

8 dJshoS cOidJDCOi 

9. OhESe) stoaosdodddo 

10 . 

11 soodddi deJao d 

12. d i^iidd 

13 siirdd^do^K? I dsh ed 

14 odd^^ dsi^dd drad 

15 d 

Tra7isl iteration 

1 subham astu H Nanidana samvatsara- 

2 da " Chayitia sudha 10 lu U Mali- 

3. kaijiina-somi nirupadim [Ti] 

4. lumala laja-devaru 8 Kalale 

5 SI me prajegalige kota nambugeya 

6 sasaiiada kramav emtemdare ma 

7. ge saluvaleya kayake 

8. ma sumka yi mayi 

9 yija maha damdavanu 

10 mi idake tapuba . pu 

11. hamneradu varaha lia 

12 da . tapidaie . 

13. r]una devarane I* nama a.ia 

14. yidakke tappudare . inata 

16. da hage 



63 


Note 

This and the following inscriptions at Kalale are noticed by Mr. R Narasimha- 
char in M A. R., 1917. 

This inscription records that, by order of Malikarjunasvami, Tirumala Raja 
omitted some taxes to the p}ajegalot Kahle-slme in the year Nandana 

This Tiiumala-Raja is probably identical with Timma-Raja mentioned in B.O 
II, T.'Narasipnr 63, as the progenitoi of the Kalale familj’’. If so the year Nandana 
may represent 1592 A D 


33 

On the three insignia (two y&hs and a diaousj in the Lakshmikanta temple at 
Kalale 

do&iSrSjscto rrajSSiiS iDdoiyssJtfrt^? 

1 ;3o 

2 d 53d 

(•jjd? s3:)Sj3^ocJ 3 aS^)«a33di?aa5jj9 ts^d dotdoJiJS sjtS.) 

Note 


Three of the msignia consisting of two yalis and a discus in the Lakshmikanta 
temple at Kalale bear the above inscription stating that they were presente from 
Nanj-Rajaiya, son of Kantaiya of Kalile. The period of these records is about; 
1660 A. D. 

34 


On some silvei vessels m the same temple 
o|^? 53035 ScSodJd c5^ u4|jOddi?d 

1 b3S^di033d 133C35a»d CjsSiP" 

2. o ^ rt dv 

do^doJojs d^ s^y^otsoSj dotdcctojj sjc3) 


Note 

The inscriptions on four silver cups and a silvei spittoon (padiga) m the- 
Lakshmikanta temple at Kalale, Nanjangud Taluk, tell us that the articles were 
presented to the temple by Tipn Sulatana Padasn. The date of these records is 

about 1796 A. D ^ ^ f 

It 18 said that the utsava-murti was earned away by Tipn to Seimgapatam and 
was returned with the vessels attei one of his sons died 


35 

On a laige silvei plate in the same Lakshmikanta temple, 
ed? 0*^^5303} d^dsr^dd^id djsa d^oSo 3Jt|a3odo?d. 

1 ji5033(33}3CS 

2 o 1 V3J) 



64 


Note 

The inscription on a large silver plate lu the same Lakshinikanta temple tells 
ms that this plate was also presented hy Tipn Sulatana Padasa 

36 

On another silver cup in the same temple. 

«3e 3? rfcJOoosj 22;;3J3^och 

^ ^ rfosiiocaa 01 H o|^^?5do! 51 II s3;)^ Ild^sracCo ed(?)SESd 

•sS^sS cSDj ^&II 

Note 

A silver cup in the Lakshmikanta temple at Kalale has a inscription which 
tells us that the donor in this case was Nanja Rajaiya-arasu, the Dalavayi or general 
of Mysore. His date is about 1750 A.D 

37 

On another silver cup in the same temple 

Note 

Another silver cup is a grant made to the temple by Ghaluve Urs. 

38 

On a silver plate in the same temple 
0 *^ 55 - 30 ;^ dg eS:^«3 

1 . ^^6 ^0353^33:^:1 i o^^odocaPcdodd iS^sS 

Note 

The silver plate on which the present lecord is inscribed is granted by Maha- 
matusri Lakshmammanmavaru 

39 

On a bell in the same temple 
«dC Sotad gS^odcdo 

1 04^^530:^ I £S'Ss30D32iSjcl^d ZjjSSOFSlJ.^ Sh£5'33S33^J3.^^ O^O5S0O£S?aPs5d 3^s3 

Note 

The bell on which the present msoriptiou is found is also granted by Maha 
matu sri Lakshammanniavaiu, queen of Chama kla^a Wadiyar, as the previous one 




66 




LIST OP INSCRIPTIONS PUBLISHED IN THE REPORT 

Page 

Inscription 

Date 

Ruler 

number 
in the 

number 
in the 

Report 

Report 





1 

Gangas. 

44 

17 

0.875 A D, .. ' 

1 Rajamalla-Permanadi or 

1 Rachamalla II 

42 

16 

897 A D 

i Satyavakya 

47 

19 

12th legnal year 

1 Do 

54 

27 

Vikrama sam. — 920 A. D (?) ... 1 

? Rachamalla III 

Cholas 

65 

28 

3Ist regnal year — S 955 Angirasa sam 
Kaittika [ba] hidige SomaYara — 23rd 
Octobei 1032 A D. 

Eajeiidra Chola 

59 

1 

30 * 

16th regnal year — 1067 A D 

Rajendra Deva. 

Hoysalas. 


22 

S 1146 Tarana sam — 1224 AD. 

Yira Narasimha. 

32 

1 

1 

No date — Early part of the 14th cen 
A D 

Ballala III 

40 

1 11 

No date 

Yiraballala 

60 

i 31 

S. 1236 Anauda sam Ohaitra su 1 
Adityavara — Sunday the 17th March 
1314 A D. 

Ballala III. 

ViJATANAGAR. 

SO 

23 

Yilambi sam Asvija su. 2 — Wednesday 
' the 25th Septembei 1538 A D. 

Knshnadeva Raya 

32 

2 

i S 1476 Krodhi sam Karttika su 1 — 
Thursday 26th October 1565 A D. 

Sadasiva Raya 

67 

29 

, Yirbdhi sam. Magha ba 2— (^) 1530 A D 

Rama Raja-Tiimnala Raj- 
ayya Deva Maha-arasu. 

Ummattue. 

46 

18 

S. 1410 Kilaka sam Ghayitra su 7 — 
Thursday 20th March 1488 A D 

Nanja Raya. 

61 

24 

! S 1414 Pandhavi sam Karttika ba 6 — j 
_ Friday 9th November 1492 A D 

Yira Nan]a Raya Yodeya. 

62 

26 

S 1416 Ananda sam. Phalguna su. 1 . 

Do 

63 

26 

Do 

Do 


67 


AEEANGED AOCORDINa TO DYNASTIES AND DATES. 


Contents and Remarks 


Fragmentary , details are lost. Mentions Butarasa the younger brother of the king. 

Fragmentary viragal Records the death, dining a cattle raid, of Kahyanna 
Fragmentary , merely mentions the legnal year of the king , other details are lost. 
Veiy much worn out. Records the grant of the village lunya Kaviiande to a Brahman 
by Permanadi who is evidently Rachainalla III. 


Records the giant of some lands for the maintenance of the tank, food offerings of 
the god, etc It is important in-as-much as it mentions the regnal year with other details of 
the solai year and also mentions a guru of Rajendra Ohola 

Registers a giant of land to the hhalciya who was the woishippei of the god in some 
temple 

Fragmentary lecord appeals to register some grant foi the success of the sword and 
arm of the king. 

Registers the grant of land for the food offeimgs of the god Gopala Devaiu at 
G-ovanur by Bebeya Danayaka 

Fragmentary reooid appears toiegister a giant of some vrittis 
Registers the giant of some lands for the food offerings of the god Ke^avanatha of 
Edatale, by Madliava Dannayaka, son of Perumale Dannayaka 


Very much worn out appears to register the giant of Hiriya Kavilandi as a sarvamanya 
by the Mimstei Saluva Govmdaraja 

Registers the grant of freedom from all lands of taxes to the barbers of Hinyuru village 
by the Maha-arasus Rama Eajayya, Yithaiesvaia, etc 

Eecoids an agreement between Bhadiayya and the svamis of the Matha at Suttur tb the 
effect that the annual rental of 40 varahas which they had been paying on the lands at 
Suttur belonging to the god Somesvaia should thencefoiward be paid to the temple tieasury. 


Registeis the grant of Devarayapuia by the rulei to the god Srlkantha Deva of 
Nanjalugudu 

Registers the grant of some lands by Devaiava Vodeyai to Naiijapayya, Nanjunda Ayya 
and other SUavantas 

Registers the grant of some lands to provide for the feeding of five odeyas 
Records a grant of land to Virayyadevaru of Nirili by the rulei 




68 


List of Inscbiptions published in the Eepoet 


Page 
number 
in the 
Eeport 

Inscription 
number 
in the 
Eeport 

Date 

Euler 

64 

36 

No date~0. 1760 A D 

[ 

Mysorb. 

Dalavayi Nanjaraje-arasu. 

63 

34 

No date— C. 1795 A. D, 

Tipu. 

63 

35 

Do 

Do 

34 

3 

S. 1816 Jaya sam— 1894 A D 

Chamarajendra Wadiyar 

64 

38 

No date 

Bahaddur, G.O.S.I. 
Chamaraja Wadiyar 

64 

39 

Do 

Ohaluve Urs. 

64 

37 

Do 

Kalale Chiefs 

62 

32 

Nandana sam. Chayitra sudha 10-1692 j 

Tirumala Eaja 

63 

33 

A.D. 

No date — C 1650 A. D. 

Nanja-Eajaiya 

36 

8 

The date is lost C 12th century A. D 

Miscellaneous 

37 

9 

Manmathasam. Sravana su. Guruvara — 

• i • 

43 

16 

0 14th century A. D 

Pramathi sam. Karttika ba. 5 So -Monday 

• ••4 

38 

10 

the 3rd November 1399 A D. 

Dundubhi sam. Maga su 1 — 15th century 


41 

14 

A 

S 1665 Silinukha sam Vayisakha su. 


48 

21 

15— Sunday 14th April 1633 A. D. 

No date — (?) 17th century A D. 


48 

20 

^ 1648 Parabhava Karttika su. 


36 

4 

16 — Saturday, 29th October 1726 A.D. 
No date — 18th century A. D 


36 

5 

Do 


36 

6 

Do 


36 

7 

Do 


41 

13 

Kilaka sam. Magha bahula 5— 18th 


40 

12 

^century (?) 

B 1783 Eavudii sam Magha — January- 

«««■ 



February 1862 A D 






69 


ABBANGED AOOOEDING TO DYNASTIES AND DaTBS — (Goncld) 


Contents and Remarks 


Records the presentation of a silver cup, by the Dalavayi or General, to the god 
Lakshmikanta 

Records the presentation of some silver vessels to the god Lakshmikanta by Tipu 
Sultan 

Records the presentation of a large silver plate 

Records the constiuction of the temple of god Ganesa by the masons Dajibaram and 
others. 

Records the preseuatron of a silver plate by the Queen Lakshmammanni to the god 
Lakshmikanta at Kalale. 

Records the presentation of a bell by the same queen 


Mentions the grant of a silver cup to the same god by Chaluve Urs 
Records the remission of certain taxes to the pra]egal of Kalile sime 

Records the presentation of certain insignia to the God Lakshmikanta at Kalile. 


Records the mstallation of the image of Ghandranatha by Devaohandra. 

Records the mstallation of the Ohaturvimsati Tirthankara image by Adi Setti 

Viragal records that it was set up in memory of Doda Tammanna. 

Records some grant made to the God Svayambhunatha by K6]adeva Ayya 

Records a graat made by Sauna Basa-\ a Gauda foi the God Nanjundesvara of 
Nanjangud. 

Mentions a grant made to Manchana of Upinahali ^ 

Records that a devotee by name Balanna Setti of Siirangapatua did some service to 
the God 

Records the name of a devotee Ajapa Senabova. 

Records the names of the devotees Bhagiiati and Joguni Senabova 

Mentions the names Lakapa Senabova and Gangama 

Records the visit of a devotee by name Kariya to the temple at Kalasa 

Records the consecration of the God Basavesvaia by one Rangaya of Kanakana* 

hall. 

Records the grant of the Kavacha to the God Parasuiama by Venkatadasaiya 




70 


APPENDIX A. 

List of Photographs taken during the Year 1945-46 


Serial 

No 

Size in inchef: 

5 Desciiption 

1 View 

Village 

1 District 

1-2 

8iX6j 



I Kesava image 

Thiimbadeva- 

' Has sail 






nahalli 


3-4 

6jx4i 

4 


Do 

Do 

Do 

6-8 

6iX4i 


Parsvanatha Pasti 

PaPfavanatha image 

Bastihalli 

Do 

- 9-16 

8^ X 


Channakesava Temple 

JSavaratiga Bracket 

Belui 

Do 





hgares 



16-18 

Do 


Do 

O-aibliagnlia Doorway 

Do 

Do 

19-20 

Do 


Do 

M abaci vai a Gopuram 

Do 

Do 

21-33 

6ix4i 

* 

OhandLavalli Excava- 

BoUeiy 

Chanaiavalli 

Chibaldrug 




tions 





Do 

, 

Do 

Potteiy rims 

Do 

Do 


8jX6i 

* * 

Eamesvara Temple 

Wall details 

Nirfctaid 

Do 


6|x4i 

• • 


Saptamatrika images , 

GovanUr 

Do 

56 

Do 



Viragal 

Do 

Do 

67-68 

Do 



Insoiiption stones 

Tamatakal . 

Do 

59-60 

Do 

m 

Foit 

General views 

Ramadmga 

Do 

61 

Do 


Bamalinga Temple 

Doorway 

Do 

Do 

62-63 

Do 

* 

f 

Virag.il 

Kadabana- 

Do 


! Do 




katte 


64 


•- 

Kallesvara Temple 

Doorway 

Kalledevana 

Do 






puia 


66 

Do 

« « 1 

Do 

Geueial view 

Do 

Do 

66 

Do 

■ • 1 

Siva Temple 

Dooiway of Navaranga 

Do 

Do 

67-70 

Do 

• « 

Foit 

Different views 

1 Srirampura 

Do 

71 

Do 


Venugopala Shrine 

Ye^^ugopala image 

Do 

Do 

72 

Do 


Do 

Alvar image 

Do 

Do 

73 

Do 

« 

Viiabhadra Temple 

Virabhadia image 

Do 

Do 

74-76 

Do 

^ . 

Kallnmantapa 

Geneial view 

Do 

Do 

76 

64X41 

9 

Bhairava Temple ... 

East view 

Do 

Do 

77-80 

Do 


Do 

Pil^ai details 

Do 

Do 

81-82 

84x64 

9 m 

Eanganatha Temple 

Sri Eanganatha image 

[ Gavuanga- 

Do 



1 



puia 


83-84 

64x4f 

• ••i 

Do 

Pxooessional image 

Do 

Do 

86 

Do 

mmm 

Siva Temple 

Doorway 

Heggere 

Do 

86-87 

84 ^ 64 

» • 

Jettingaiamesvaia Hill 

Geneial views 

Bramhagiri 

Do 

88-89 

Do 

• » 

Brahmagui Hills 

Boar hunting group 

Do 

Do 

90-96 

Do 

.1 

Do 

Graffitti on a rock inside 

Do 

1 Do 





the cave 



97 

64x41 


Do 

Do 

Do 

Do 

98-99 

Do 

• • 

Vavada Tiitha 

Inscription on a boulder 

Kala&a 

Ohibmaga- 





1 


lur 

100 

Do 

• 

Do 

General view of the River 

Do 

Do 

101 

Do 

»• 

Do 

Do 

Do 

Do 

102 

Dn 

1 « 9 

Kalasebvaia Temple 

Hoysala Oiest 

Do 

Do 

103 

Do 

9 • ■ 

Do 

Metallic image of 

Do 

Do 





the Goddess 



104-106 

Do 


Do 

Metallic image of Siva 

Do 

Do 





(head) 



106-107 

84x64 


Do 

Wooden processional oar 

Do 

Do 









71 


Appendix A.—(fiomlcl) 


Serial 

No. 

Size in inches' 

Description 

View 

Village 

Distnot; 

108-109 

6jX4i 

• • 

On the bank of Varada- 

i 

Insciiption with relief 

i 

Kalasa 

i Ohikmaga- 

110-111 

8|x6^ 

• « 

tirtha 

Kudli Mutt 

figures 

Lac seals from old 

Kudli 

lur 

Shim oga. 

112-113 

6^X4| 

« • 

Is vara temple 

Sannads 

Mukhamantapa 

1 

I Choianayede- 

i 

Do 

114-116 

Do 


Do 

Outer wall details of i 

halli 

Do 

Do 

116 

Do 

• • 

Do 

Garbb.igriha 

Image of Hanuman 

1 Do 

’ Do 

117-118 

8^X6^ 


Ghampakadhamasvami 

Champakadhamasvami 

Banneia- 

Bangalore 

119-120 

Do 


Temple 

Do 

Group 

Processional image 

! ghatta 

j Do 

Do 

121 

122 

6ix4i 

Do 


1 

Jama image 
Mahishasucamardini . . 

Vi] ayapura, 
Do 

Mysore 

Do 

123 

Do 

• 

Viiayaput bund ' 

General view 

1 Do 

Do 

124 

Do 

• • 

Do i 

Skeletal remains neai 


Do 

126-126 

8ix6i 

• * 

Department of 

the bund 

Wood carving 

Do 1 

Of&ce Museum 

Do 

127-129 

3iX4i 

• • 

Archeology 

« 

figure of a lady 1 

Gandabherunda, Recopy 


» • 

130-131 

Do 



Eagle, Do 

1 

I- • • 

ft ft 

132-133* 

6|X4i 



Mysore flag, Do 

r 

1 

ft ft* 

134- 13S 

Do 

• 

1 

Mysore Coins, Do 

I 

( 

I 

ft 9 




APPENDIX B. 

List of Drawings prepared during the Year 1946-46. 

1 Ground plan of Sanabhulingesvara templOi Keiesante 

2 Sketch map of Keresante 

3 Ground plan of Ballesvara temple, Kalkere 

4 Ground plan of Mallesvara temple, Huliyar 
6 Devaganga ponds at Nagar — Site plan 

6 Design for a ohhatri for Shap’s Tomb at Hocligeie 



72 


APPENDIX C 

List of Books acquired for tbe Library of the Office of the Director of 
Archseological Eesearohes lu Mysore, Mysore, during the Year 1946-46. 


SI 

No 


Title of the book 


Eemarks 


1 


2 


3 


5 


6 


8 


9 


Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Aichaeo- 
logy and Ethnology, Harvard University, Vol 
XXIV, No 1 — The Excavation of Los Mueintas and 
neighbouimg Bums m the salt Biver Valley, 
Southern Arizona by Errnl W Haury, 1945 

Papeis of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeo- 
logy and Ethnology, Harvard University Vol XVI, 
No 2 — Contributions to the Racial Anthropology of 
the near East by Carl C Seltzer, 1940 

Papers of the Peabody Museum of American 
Archaeology and Ethnology, Haivard University 
Vol XVI, No 3 — Fossil Man in Tangier by Muzaffer 
Suleyman Senyurek 1940 

Papers of the Peabody Museum of American 

Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University 
Vol XVII, No 1 — Navaho Pottery Making, An 
inqLUiiy into the Affinities of Navaho Painted 
Pottery by Harry Tschopik Jr 41 

Papers of the Peabody Museum of Ameiiean 

Aichseology and Ethnology, Harvard University 
Vol XVII. No 2 — Archseological investigations in 
Central Utha by John Crillen, 1941 

Papers of the Peaboay Museum of Amencan 

Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University 
Vol XIX, No 3 — Notes on the paroin Liberia by 
Geoige W Harley, 1941 

Papeis of the Peabody Museum of Ameiican 
Archaeology and Ethnology, Haivard Umveisity i 
Vol XIX, No 3— Early Man and Pleistocene I 
Stratigraphy in Southern and Eastern Asia by 
Hallam L Movius, Jr 1944 

Papers of the Peabody Museum of American 

Archeeology and Ethnology, Harvard University 
Vol XX — Studies in the Anthropology of Oceania 
and Asia by James M Andrews and otheis, 1943 

Papers of the Peabody Museum of American 

Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard Unxveisity 
Vol XXII, No 1" old Orgibi (A study of theHopi 
Indians of Third Mesa) by Mischa Titiev 1944 


Eeceived from the Peabody 
Ameiican Archaeology and 
Harvard University 


Do 


Do 


Do 


Do 


Do 


Do 


Do 


Museum of 
Ethnology,. 





73 


Appendix G — {Gontd ) 


Title o£ the book 


10 Papeis ot the Peabody Museum o£ Ameiican 

Archaeology and Ethnology, Haivaid University 
Vol XXII, No 2— Navaho Witchcratt by Clyde 
Kluckholm 

11 Papeis ot the Peabody Museum of Ameiican 

Aicheeology and Ethnology, Haivaid University 
Vol XXIII, Xo 1 — Racial prehistoiy in the South 
west and the Hawikuh yunis by oarl C Seltzer, 1944 

12 Papers of the Peabody Museum of Ameiican 

Aichseology and Ethnology, Haivaid Umveisity 
Vol XXVI, No 1 — Archaeology of North-western 
Venezuela by Allied Kiddei, II, 1944 

13 Papeis ot the Peabody Meseum of Ameiican 

Archaeology and Ethnology Harvaid Univeisity 
Vol XXVII, No 1 — Some eaily sites ui the Noithern 
Lake Titicaca basin by Alfiecl Kidder, II, 1943 

14 Papeis of the Feahoay Museum of Ameiican 

Aichaeology and Ethnology, Haivard University 
Vol XXVII No 2— 'An introduction to the Archaeo- 
logy of Ouzeo by John H Rowe, 1944 

15 Papers of the Peabody Museum of American 

Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University 
Vol XXXV, No 1 — The changing physical enviion- 
ment of the Hopi Indians ot Arizona by John 
T Hock, 1942 

16 Papeis ot the Peabody Museum of American 

Aichaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University 
Vol XXXV, No 2 — Prehistoiic Coal Mining m the 
Jeddito Valley, Arizona by Jond T Hock, 1942 

17 Annual Report of the Mysore Archaeological Depart- 

ment for the year 1943 

18 Do do 

19 Archaeological Survey ot India, South Indian Inscrip- 

tions, Vol XII — The Pallavas, 1943 

20 The Daily Al~Kalam, Special Amnual 1945 

21 Digest of Annual Repoit on Kannada Research in 

Bombay Province tor the year 1940-*41 by 
R S Panchamukhi, 1945 

22 Kenopanishad — Bhashya by Sii Rangaramanu^a 

1945 

23 Suvarnasaptati S^tia 

24 Tirukkural Kamattupal — by T P Palaniyappa 

Pillai 

25 History of Dhaimasastra (Ancient and Mediaeval 

Religious and Civil Law, Vol I,) — by P V Kane 
1930 

26 History ot Dharmasastra (Ancient and Mediaeval 

Religious and Civil Law Vol II) — Part 1, 1941* 

27 History of Dharmasastra (Ancient and Medideval 

Religious and Civil Law, Vol II) — part II, 1941 

28 Sri Kalasesvarasvami Temple Manual 

29 1 Some Aspects of Indian Civilization by Ma^mudar 


SI 

No 


Remarks 


Do 

Received from the Peabody Museuiu of 
Ameiican Archaeology and Ethnology, 
Harvard University 


Do 


Do 


Do 


Received from the Department ot 
Archseology, Mysoie 
Do 

Received iiom the Government Epigra- 
phist foi India, Ootacamnnd 

Received from the Manager, Al~Kalam 

Received from the Director, Kannada 
Reseaich Institute, Dharwar 

Received from the Director, Sri Venkates, 
vaia Oriental Institute, Tirupati 
Do 
Do 

Purchased 


Do 

Do 

Do 

Do 




7-1 


Appendix 0—{GonU) 


Bi 

No 

Title ot the book 

Remarks 

SO 

Fan F<m Yn br Di Raghuvira 

1 Pui chased 

31 

Bibliogiaphj C)i Indologica' Studies by M Moiaes, 
1942 

Do 

32 

Kalasa JMahatmya 

Received fiom the authoi Sii V 
Kalasai Bhatta 

33 

Maibuiina KajalaRshmij-aiu 

Received fioin the Kusumkshn^ah, 
Subodha Granthamaia, Bangalore 

34 

Eukmangada Mahaiaja 

Do 

35 

The Mysore Univeisily Enghsh-Kannadd Dietiouaiy, 

Received hom tbe Englisli-Kannada 


Paifc XIII 

Dictonary Office, Bangaloie 

36 

Adinimstiation Kepoit ot Sii Chitralayam ±oi M E 

Received fiom the Depaitment of 


nil, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 
1119 

AichEcolo gy, Travancoie 

37 

Admmifoti'ation Repoit of the Goyeinment Museum, 

Received fiom the Depaitment of 


TiavauLOie toi M E 1113, 1116, 1116, 1117, 
1118, 1119, 1120 

Archaeology, Tiavancoie 

3S 

Aichaiology m Tiavancoie by B Vasudeva Poduval 

Do 

39 

The 9tli ABlndia Oiiental Confeience Souvenii of 
Tiavancoie 

Do 

40 

Musk, in Travanroie bv B V Poduval 

1 Do 

41 

Annual Bepoits of the Watson Museum of Antiquities 

Received fiom the Watson Museum 


of Rajkot foi 1920, 1921“22 

Managing Committee, Raikot 

42 

Annual Bepoits of the Watson Museum of Antiqities 
of Bajkot foi 1940-41, 1941-42 

Do 

43 

The Journal of the Bihai Beseaich Society, Vol XXX, 

Received fioin the Biliai Research Society, 


Pails I to IV — 1944 

Patna 

44 

The Journal of the Bihai Research Society, 

Do 


Vol XXXI, Parts I to IV- 1945 

Do 

46 

The Journal of the Bihai Research Society, 
Vol XXXII, Paits I to IV— 1946 


46 

A Desciiptive Catalogue of the Sanskiit Maiiuseiipts 

Received from the Oriental Library, 


in the Government Oiieiital Libraiy, Mysore, 
Vol II, 1944 

Mysoie 

47 

The Sranta Sutia of Apastamba with the Bhashya of 
Dhuitasvanu and the Vritti of Bainagnicit 
(Pia'^naa I to 5), 1945 

Do 

48 

The Yadavabhyudaya of Sn Vedantachaiya with the 
Commentary of Sii Appayyadiksita, Cantos IH to 
18, 1945 

Do 

49 

Annals ofc the Bhanclaikai Oriental Beseaich 

Received from the Bhandaikai Oriental 


Institute Jouinai, Poona Vol XXV, Fails 

I to IV 

Research Institute, Poona 

50 

Annals ot the Bhandaikai Oiiental Beseaich 
Institute Journal, Poona Vol XXVI, Parts 

I to IV 

Do 

51 

Journal of the Banaies Hindu Univeisity Vol 9 — 

Received iiom the Benaies Hindu 


Nos 1, 2 and 3, 1944-45 

IJmveisity 

62 

The Half Yeaily Journal ot the Mysore Umveisity, 

Received from the Univeisity of Mysoie, 


Vol V Nos I a, Z; , II a, 5, 1944-46 

Mysoie 

53 

, The Half-Yearly Journal of the Mysoie Umveibity 
Vol VI, Nos la, h-, II a 

Do 



76 



Appendix C — (Gontd.) 

SI 

No 

Title ot the book i 

1 

1 

1 Eemaiks 

i 

54: 

The Adyai Libraiy Bulletin, Vol IX, Paitb I to IV, 
1946 

Received iiomthe Adyar Libiaiy, Adyai, 
3Iadias South India 

55 

The Adyai Libiaiy Bulletin, Vol X, Paits I to IV, 
1946 

Do 

56 

Quarterly Journal ot the Poona Oiientalist, Vol IX, 
Nos I to IV, 1944 

Received tiom the Oiieutal Rook Agency, 
Poona 

■67 

Quarterly Journal of the Poona Oiientah&t, Vol X, 
Nos 1-2, 1945 

Do 

.58 

The Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society 
Bangalore, Vol. XXXV, Nos I to IV (1944-46) J 

Received tiom ihe Mythic Society, Banga- 
loie 

59 

The Quarterly Journal ot the Mythic Society 
Bangalore, Vol XXXVI, Nos I to IV (1945-46) 

Do 

60 

Hali-Yeailj' Journal ot Sir Venkatesvaia Oriental 
Institute, Tiiupathi, Vol V, Nos I to II, 1944 

Received tiom the Sii Veiikatesvaia 
Oiiental Institute, Tiiupathi 

61 

Hall-Ye lily Journal of Sir Venkate&vaia Oriental 
Institute, Tiiupathi, Vol VI Nos I to II, 1945 

Do 

■62 

, Halt-Yearly Journal of Sir Venkate&vaia Oriental 
Institute, Tirnpalhi, Vol VII, Nos I to II, 
1946 

Do 

63 

The Jama Antuiuaiy, Vol XI Nos I and 11 
(1946-46) 

Received horn the Cential Jama Oiiental 
Libiaiy, An ah, Bihai 

64 

The Jama Autuiuaiy Vol XII, Nos I and II 
(1946-47) 

Do 

65 

The Jama Gazette, Vol 42, Nos 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 
12 (1945) 

Received iiom the All-Tndia Jama 
AFsvSOciation, Lucknow 

66 

The Jama Gazette, Vol 43, Nos 1 to 12 (1946) 

Do 

67 

The Indian Historical Quarterly, Vol 21, Nos 1, 2, 4, 
(1915) 

Received tiom Calcutta Oiiental Pi ess 

68 

The Indian Histoiical Quarterly, Vol 22, Nos 1 to 4 
(1946) 

Saiaua Sahitya, Vol 8, Nos 6, 6, 7,^8, 10 and 11, 12 
('1946-46) 

Do 

69 

Received i I om the Editoi, Saiana Sahitya, 
f Bangaioie 

70 

Saiana Sahitya, Vol, 9, Nos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 
(1946) 

Do 

71 ' 

The Periodical, Oxiord University Press, London, 
Vol XXVI, Nos 210 211, 212, 213, 214, 215 

Received fioni the Oxfoid University 
Piess, London 

72 

Anekanta, Vol 6, Nos 12 

Received fiom the Veeia Seva Mandu, 
Saiaswa (Sahaianpm) 

73 

Anekanta, Vol 7, Nos 1 to 12 (1944-45) 

Do 

74 

Anekanta, Vol 8 Nos 1 to 5 and 8 to 12 (1946-47) 

Do 

76 

Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic 
Society, Colombo, Vol 36, Parts 1 to 4 
(1944-45) 

Received ±rom the Ceylon Branch Royal 
; Asiatic Society, Colombo 

76 

Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic 
Society, Colombo, Vol 37, Parts 1, 2, 4 
(1946-47) 

Do 

77 

Journal otthe Andhra Historical Research Society, 
Rajahmundry, Vol XIV. Parts 2, 3, 4 ('1943-44) 

Received tiom the Andhia Histoiical 
Reseaich Society, Rajahmundiy 

78 

Sri Kaveri Kshetia Vainane 

1 

Received tiom the Aiithoi P M 
Chaiigappa, Cooig ^ 

79 

Sri Subiamhanya Kshetra Varnane . . 

Received troni Srx Subiamhanyasvami 
Temple, South Caiiaia Distiict 


76 


Appendix C — {Goncld.) 


SI 

No 

Title of the book 

1 

] Remarks 

i 

80 

Tumakuiu JiUa MahaLva 

Beeeived from the Author B Sivamuiti 
Sastiy 

81 

Koilapuia Kshetia Mahatmya 

Received fiom the Author C H Setty 

82 

Uj 3 a 3 nm in Ancient India 

Received from Di Bimala Churn Law 

83 

Sino Indian Studies, Vol I Part I, 1944 

Received fiom the Editoi, Smo-Indian 
Studies, Calcutta 

84 

Siva Shiines in India and Beyond, Pait I 

Received from the Author Rao Bahadur 
P Sambandam 

85 1 

Siva Temple Aiehiteeture 

Do 

86 

Journal ot Indian History, Voi 23, Fait I 

Received fiom the Editorial Boaid 

87 

Do Vol 24, Paits I and II 

Do 

88 

Journal of the Bombay Histoiieal Society Vol 6, 
Nob 1 and 2 (1939) 

Received fiom the Bombay Histoiical 
Society, Bombay 

89 

Bibliography o± Indian History and Oiieiital 
Eesearch for 1938 (Supl to Vol V, Ho 2) 

Do 

90 

Annual Bibliography of Indian History, and Indology, 
Vol II tor 1939 

Do 

91 

Annual Bibliography of Indian History and Indology, 
Vol ni for 1940 

Do 

92 

I 

1 

Indian Culture, Vol II, Ho 3 (1936) 

Received from the Honorary General 
Secretary, the Indian Research Institute, 
Calcutta 


APPENDIX D. 


Expenditme during 1945—46 


I Saiaiies — 

Director (400-25 -700) 

Assistant to the Directoi (150-10-260) 

II Establishment 

Watchman for excavation area (allowance) . 

III Travelling Allowance 

IV Special Charges — 

ia) Museum 

(5) Contiiigencieb 

(c) Printing 

(tZ) Clothing to Menials 

{e) Photographs for sale 

(/) Ftnnituie 

Iq) Library 

(7z.) Excavation 


— Sale proceeds of Archaeological Publications 
and photographs 


Rs 

a 

P 

3,126 

1 

0 

60 

0 

0 

159 

6 

0 

799 

14 

9 

.,480 

o 

0 

138 

0 

0 

135 

12 

9 

31 

6 

0 

83 

14 

0 

194 

8 

0 


8,340 

2,460 


8,186 

1,996 


a 


4 

0 


1 

9 


P 

0 

0 


0 

0 


3,023 0 6 


24,004 14 6 


926 3 0 


Grand Total . 24 931 1 6 




77 


INDEX 

A 


Page 


Acliaryas, saints, 8 

Adisetti, private person, :i8 

A^ni, god, one of the dihpalakas, 20 

Ajapasenabova, devotee, 36 

Aliya Ramaraya, Vijayanagai hnig, 27 

Alur, village, 13 

Alvars, Stivaishnavci saints, 8 

Amalagada, place, 29 

Ambaianath, place, 9 

Ambaththa, tmlt, 35 

Amntapura, village, 2 


Page 

Amritesvara, god, temple at Amntapura, 2 


Ananfcaka settiti, private person, 38 

Anjaneya, god, 13, 26 

Annaiyanakatite, tank, 30 

Annamalainagar, place, 3 

Annaya gauda, son of Ghannappagauda, 

Chief, 26 

Ardhanarisvara, god, temple of, 11 

Arkesvara, god, temple of, 13, 14, 16 

Aubhalesvarayya maha arasu, cMef, 34 

Avaragillu, village, 26 


B 


Badami, place, cave temples at, 16 

Badaaalu, village, 43 

Badaaevaluj place, 47 

Badan, same asYagachi, nvet, 35 

Balannasetti, devotee, 48 

Baleivarasvami, saint, 26 

Bah, demon hmg, 19, 20 

Ballala II, Moysala king, 17, 23 

Ballaia III, do 32 

Ballaladeva, do 61 

Banavasi, place, 16 

Bangalore, city, 1, 3, 10, 11, 28 

Bannada cbavadi, mantap, 16 

Bararnahal, piovince, 31 

Basavanapura, milage, 48 

Basavanna, god, image of, 41 

Basavesvara, god temple of, 11, 48 

Bebeyadanayaka, Moysala general, 32 

Bedaiavobalanayaka, private person, 28 

Bedatiir, village, 26 

Bediittur, place, 29 

Belgola, place, 12 

Belnr, town, 6, 9, 17, 22, 34 


Besiokhiln, tax, 47 

Bhadrayya, agent, 59 

Bhagavata, work, 21 

Bhagirati, devotee, 36 

Bhalara, priest, 60 

Bhatraju Narasaraju, hard, 26 

Rhimasiddhesvara, god, temple of, 11 

Bhn, goddess, 11, 1^ 

Bijamahadevii goddess, 26 

Bijavar, hobli, 26 

Bijavara, place, 25, 30 

Bijavarchikkappaganda, chief, 30 

Billare, JiolU, , 69 

Binagu, tax, 47 

Bolibetta, fortress, 29 

Bombay, presidency, 9 

Bombay City, Vikrama exhibition at, 3 

Brahmagiri, site at, 1 

Brahmahngi Bhatai piiest, 67 

Budibasappanayaka, chief, 27 

Biidihal, place, 32 

Biidihahi sime, province, i4. 

Bntarasa, Ganga king, 46 


Chalukyan, type, 

Ghaluve Urs, piivaie person, 
!Cbamara]auagar, taluk, 
Chamaraja-Wadiyar, Mysore king, 


11 


0 

16 Cbamarajeudra Wadiyar Bahaddur, g,G s i 
64 Mysore Jang 35 

13 Ohamunda, goddess, image of, _ 17 

64 Chamundayya, private person, 5T 



78 


Page 

Cbainuudesvari, goddess, tetnple of , 11 

Chandranatha, Tirthanlam, image of, 37 

Chaudianathachaityalaya, hash, 38 

Chandranathasvami, iimge of, 36 

Chandravalli, Excavations at, 1, 10 

Ohannabasappa, chief, 28, 29 

Chaunabasappa gauQla, chief of Mi^tgesi, 24 
GhannabaBappagauda, Maddagiri chief, 31 

Chaunappagaudaj chief, 24, 26, 26 

Channaiayadroog, place, 28, 29 

ChannaTayadurga, do 27 

Ohannarayanadnrga, do 26 

Channarayasvami, god, 26 

Chanfira, Kamsas wrestler, 21 

Chaturvimsati Tirthamkara, images of, 37, 38 
Chavaiur, place, 26 


Ghelur-Bidare, place, % 

Ohennagin, town, 

Ohennake&ava, god, temple of, 
Chikkabbagilu, milage, 

Ghikka-Devaraja, Mysore ruler, 
Ohikkadevara]a, Odeyar, Mysore rulei, 
Ohikkagauda, chief, 

Cbikka Kavilande, place, 
Ohikkayyanaohhatra, hohlt, 
Ghikayanakpre, tank, 

Ohilyolu, place, 

Ohitaldrug, town, 1, 4, 10, 

Chola, structure of, 

Chorana Yedehalh, village, 

Colonel “ Beet ” same as Bead, general, 
Cooig, state, 


Pagi 

2 ^ 

7, L 
12 
1 , 
2 / 
r> 

47, 4f 
4 ^ 
2 , 

16, 31 
1 

1 , 1 < 

28,3 


D 


Dalavayi Chanuaiya, officer wider the 


Maddagiri chief, 28 

Dalavayi Devaraja, Mysoie general, 30 

Dalavayi svamiyavarahatti, village, 41 

Dajiba Bam]i, mason, 35 

Datta, musical inst)niment, 67 

Debui, place, 44, 45 

Delhi Padasha, Emperor of Delhi, 24 

Daiya Daulafc, paintings at, 2 

Desika, same as Vedantacbarya, 

&rl vaishna va saint 1 1 

Deslyagana, sect, 37 

De\achandra,^P'«<i«3 37 

Devamaharaya, Vijayanagar king, 28 


Edatale, place, 61 

Ekanatlie^vara, god, temple of, 6 

English, people, 28, 29 


Grajauui, place, 16, 17 

G-anapati, god, 13, 34 

Gandharvas, gods, 23 

Ganesa, god, rehevo figure of^ 11, ]6, 20, 36 
Ganga, jpeitotZ, 15 

Gangama, devotee, 36 

Garuda, god, 19, 20, 21, 23 

11 * 


Devanahalli, place, 1< 

Devanur, do, | 

Devaraya, private pet son, 5! 

Devarayapura, village, 4' 

Devaraya Yodeyar, chief, 5‘ 

Devasthanada Puttappa, temple manager, 3l 
Dodatammanna, hero, 4 

Doddakannaiya, Maddagiri chief, 27, 2 
Doddakannappa, chief, 21 

Doddakannegauda, chief of Midigesi, 2 

Doddakavilande, jikce, 48, 50, 5 

Doddegauda, son of Vlregauda, chief, 2 

Dorayya Setti, private person, 6 


E 

Ennegere, place, 2 

Ereyappa, Ganga king^ 13, 4 


G 


Gavoban Malla Ayya, private pierson, 3 

Genankaohakiesvara, title, 6 

General Hairis, general, 29, S 

Ghanagin, place, 28, 3 

Goluru, village, 4 

G5pala devaru, god, 3 

Gopalaknshna, god, temple of, 26, 5 



79 


<:^5vanur, place, 32 Gundumale, village, 2$ 

Gubbihosahalli, place, 25 Gurnbetta, village, 26 

Gunavant-agala, village, 47 Guruvamma, mother of Doddakannaiya, 

(^und&hhe, wife of Mdrayya Setfi, 57 chief, 2T 

H 

Halebid, village, 1, 9 Hiranyakasipu, demon hmg, 10, 20 

Hallikara Timmanayaka, officer under Hirevirappagauda, chief of ' Maddagin, 26, 27 
the M yeore king, 28 Hirichikkappagauda, chi^, 24, 25 

Hajigala, place, 12 Hinyakavilandi, place, 51 

Hanuman, god, 12, 13, 16, 19 Hiriytir, village, 34 

Harati, place, chief of, 80 History of Mysore, work, 31 

Hanhar, towi^ 4 ffodigere, village, 2 

god, temple at KarHia'i , 4 Holalavadiyaslme, prow/ice, 47 

Harinarasaiya, private person, 24, 25 Hosdrirga, taluk, 32 

Hassan, district, 1, 6, 17, 34 Hoysala, ivoikmansMp, 10 

Hedatale, place, 60 Hoysala, period, 2, 12 

He]]igehalli, village, 48 Hunjanahalu, place, 27 

Hidimbesvara, god, 5 Hyder, Mysore ruler, 28 


I 

Iddagin, village, 26 Indnrav, Gorpade, Same as Moran Eao of 


Immadi Eangappa Raja, Saraii chief, 30 GuUi, 31 

ladra, dikpdlaka, 20 Isana Isvaia Odeyai, god, 67 

Indurai Goxp&de, Mahratha chief, 27 Isvara, gfod, 16,20 

J 

Jakkeuahalii, village, 26 Javadi Kolahala, title, 53 

Jftlikatte, 30 Musical mstiument, 57 

Janardana, god, temple of , 7,11,12 JOguni senabova, 36 


K 


Kadiir, duirict, 

1, 4, 36 

Kaifyat, statement, 

29 

Kailasa, mountain, 

24 

Kola, tax, 

47 

Kalachikkappagauda, chief, 

24, 25, 26, 30 

Kalale, place, 

62, 63, 64 

Kalarama, goddess, temple of 

4 

Kalannagauda, chief, 

24, 25, 26 

Kalasa, place, 

36, 36, 38 

Kalasauatha, god, temple of, 

36 

Kahle-slme, province. 

63 

Kalmga, co6m, 

20 

Kftlmgamardana, epimde, 

20 


Kaliyanna, hero. 

43 

Kamsa, demon king, 

21 

Kanakanahalli, town, 

41 

Kantaiya, private per son, 

63 

Kapila, nver. 

42 

Kappechennigaraya, god, temple of, 

22 

Karasvadi, village, 

11 

Kankere, village, 

30 

Kariya, devotee. 

36 

Kasturi-Rayapparaja, king of Sira, 

26 30 

Kenoha, devotee, 

' 36 

Kenchamolle Naniegauda, private person, 46 

Ke&ava, god, temple of, 

13, 19, 22 



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Page 


Page 

Kesavanatha, god, 

61 

Knshnagiri, place, 

28, 29 

Khandike, musical mstrumenb, 

67 

iCnshuaraia Wadiyar III, My soy e king^ 2, 24 

Kiriyakavilandi, place, 

55 

Knslmaraya, Vijayanagar king. 

27 

Kirtiuarayana, god, temple of, 

r 

f 

Krishtaparaja, soyi of Eangappa R&ja, cJnef 

Kojadera ayya, donor , 

39 

of Sira, 

27 

Komaiaiya, Mysore i/eneral, 

31 

Kubera, dikpalaka, 

20 

Kouda Kumdanvaya. sect, 

37 

Kudatiir, village, 

13 

Kopparakesaii Varmma, title, 

66 

Kudli, village, 

8 

Kora, division, 

26,30 

Kumaia, god, 

20 

Koralageie, place, 

25, 27 

Kumaiainallappana Koppalu. place. 

32 

Kothata, tax, 

47 

Kundapur, place, 

36 

Krishna, god, 11, 

20, 21 

Korudumale, place, 

11 

KnshnadeYaiaya, Vijayanagar king, 

61 

I, 

Kmalayapida, Elephant, 

21 

Lalifcakiitti deva, Jama gum, 

37 

Lakshim, goddess, 

21 

Lakapa senabova, devotee. 

36 

Lakshmikanta, god, temple of, 

5, 63, 64 

Lakfchmammanmavaru, Queen of GJianiaraia 

Laksbminarayana, god, 

20, 21, 23 

Wadiyar , 

64 

Lakshmisa, poet, 

6 


M 


Maddagin, sayne as Madhugbn, 26, 27, 28, 29, dl Maujarabad, ^lace, 6 

Maddur, iown, 10 Maiimatha, god, 22 

MadeBvara, god,iempleof, 11 M.sj:B,lQSY&r&, god, temple of, 8 

Madhava, god, image of, 15 Maratlias, people, 11 

Madhava dannayaka, Hoz/saZa^emaZ, 61,62 M&rd,jy& aetti, private pe) son, 57 

Midh&Y&main.ixijVijaija'nagaryyiinisteT, 40 Mavinakere, 36 

Madhugin, hill, 26, 26 Melavayi do, 26 

Madias, ctZ?/, 3,29 Meta, tnountain, 19 

Mababhairava, god, 25 Midige§i, place, foi t at, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 

Mahalakshrni, goddess, 26 MiiigUi, wife of N dgareddi, 26 

Mahanaduprabhu, title, 27 Mogul Venkatagiii, place, 28 

Mahesvaii, .^ofZdess, iwta<7e of, 15 Moitimer Wheeler, Dr B,Ji: Director 

Mahisha, demon, 16 general of Aichceohgy, ^ ^ 1 

Mahishasuiamardmi, goddess, 15 Mudageie, taluk, 36, 36 

Mabratfca, people, 28 Mudahalli, village, 47 

Malavalli, taUd, 7, 11, 12 Mtigur, place, 42 

Malikarjunasvami, Vijayanagar king, 63 Mnlasangha, sect, 37 

Mallakbana, Muslim general, 24 Mnlasthana, god, 57 

Msl\ 9 ki^]ava,J]i&, private pey son, 28 Mummadi Channappa Grauda, c/ae/, 25 

Mallesvara, godt 26, 48 Muinmadi Chikka chief, 30 

Manali, place, 48 Mummadi Ohikkappa gauda, chief of 

Maiiavalamahamum, saint, 11 Maddagin 26 28, 30 

Maucbana, inivate person, 48 Mmuinadi Doddakannappagauda, Maddagin 

M&ndya.’, district, 1,7,10 chief, 28,30 

Mamlcarnikaghat, bathing ghat, 41 Mummadi Hireviiappagauda, chief, 28 



81 


Page 

Mutiimadi Patta^a, iown^ 25 

Mummadi EanabliairG gauda, Koratagere 

cJneJ, 30 

Mummadi Eanganayakai Sami% clmf, 30 

Mummadi Eangappara^aj JSamti chief, 30 

N 

Nagaiamuri, mord, 24 

Nagareddi chief, 26 

Nagarle, village, 52 

Nammalvar, saint, 11 

Nandi, hull, 16 

Nandigin, place, 45 

Nanjalugudu, mme as Nanjangud, town 47 

Nanjangud vlcioe, 41, 42, 43, 44, 49» 60 61) 

54, 66, 60, 62 

Naujapayya, donee, 52 

Nanja Eajaiya, private person, 63 

Nan 3 a Eajaiya arasu, general of Mysore, 64 

Naniaraya, chief, 47 

Nanja Eaya Odeyar, TImmattur chief, 53, 64 
Nanjunda Ayya, donee, 52 


O 


Odeyar Sri Eajendra obola deva, Ohola hng, 66 


P 


Padinalkunadu, province, 

62 

Pa<Juvarahalli, village. 

13 

Pallava, times. 

17 

Pallegar, family of, 

12 

Panasoge, lineage, 

37 

Parasmama, god, 

40, 41 

Parvatayya, minister, 

63 

Parvatl, goddess. 

20 

Patale^vara, god, temple of, 

8 

Penukonda, place, 

29 

Periyapatna, place, 

12 


Page 

Mummadi Sappegauda, Maddagm chief, 27 
Mural aji Hindu Eao gliorpade, Maratha 
genei al, 31 

Mufctalavadi Kebbehundi, village, 38 


Nanjundesvaia, god, 42 

Naranasani, rulef ofchUydln, 27 

Naiasimha, god, temple of, 10, 11, 12 

Narasimhacliar B , scholar, 41 

Narasimhanayaki, goddess, 11 

Naiasimharaya, Vijayanagar king, 26 

Narayana, god, image of, 11, 12 

Narayana temple, same as JanS,rdana temple, 7 
Nerale, place, 61 

Nirili, place, 62, 63 

Niranti, god, 20 

Nonabasagara, toion, 26 

Nonabasura, demon, 24 

Nonabesvaia, god, 26 


Perumaludeva Dannayaka, minister, 16 

Pesali Hanuma, title, 53 

Phalam, musical instrument, 57 

Pradhana Chikkarasaiya, minister of Madda- 
gin chief, 28 

Pralilada, demon prince, 20, 23 

Prahlada varada, same as Yarada, god, 11 

Pustukagaohcliha, sect, 37 

Puvlnasetti, private person, 67 

Purushamriga, anthropoid god, 16 

Puvvala kenga, chief, 26 


R 


Baohamalla III, Ganga king, 64 

Eajamalla, do 46 

Eajamalla permanadi, do 106 

EajendrachPladeva* Ghola king, 57 

Eajendradeva, Ohola king, 60 


Bakbhasa, demon, 24 

Eamachandra Syantesa Hatti, contractor, 36 
Eamadevara oddu, tank, 15 

Eamagauda, chief, 30 31 

Eamaiya, private person, 111 



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KamanStha Paiioha Pirangi Buudankita, Eaugappa Nayaka, Harah chief, 30 

title, 31 Eangappa Ra]a, do, 26, 27, 30 

Eaiuanuja, samt, 11 Eaiigayai devotee, 41 

Eaniappagauda, chief, 24, 25, 26, 28, 31 Eanibidantir, flace, 27 

Kama Baja Timmala Bajayyadeva maha arasu, Eati, goddess, 22 

ruler, 59 statement, 29,30,31 

Eamaiajayya, 34 Head, penemZ, 28)29,30 

Eamamya, Vijayaiiagai king, 31 Kice, Mr, scholar, Ji 

Eanahhairegauda, chief, 25, 27, 30, 


s 


Sadaia Kemparjayaka, private person, 28 Sira, place, 26, 2T 

Sadasiva devaraya maharaya, Y%nayaiiagai Siva, god, 13, 16, 20' 

king, 34 Sivaji, king, 11 

Sai\ a, es, 13 ^iv&negsxidsi, private person, 26 

Sakappagauda, piivate person, 26, 28 Sivaramaiya, Vakil, 29 

Sakappagauda, sonof Totada Eaya, chief, 27 step mother of Doddakannaiya, 

Saluva Goxmda Eaga, minisiei, 51 chef, 27 

Sambhu, god, 33 Somesvara, god, temple of, 47, 54, 56, 57 

Sambhulmga, do, 38 Soniialapura, place, 24 

Sambliomhaili, place, 29 Sosale, village, 38 

Sangappagauda, chief, 24, 26, 27 Sravanabelgola, place, 2 

Sanna Basava gauda, person, 42 Sil, goddess, 11,19 

Santaladevi, queen, 18, 19 Srikantha deva, god, 47 

Santekasalageie, village, 11 Srikanthesvara, god, 42 

Sanjasikatte, tank, 30 Srinivasa, god, 11, 12 

Sappegauda, cMe/, 26 Snp&ti, rules , 34 

Sarada, goddess, 21, 28 Srirajya, Ganga kingdom, 43 

Sarasvati, do, 16 Srirampura, place, 32 

Sarjabhupala, c?ize/ o/ (StfG, 26,27 Srirangapatna, pZace, 26 

Sarja Knshnapparaja, Earati chief, 30 Srirangapattana, do, 28, #8 

Satavabana, empire, 10 Srliangaraya, Viiayanaga) king, 28, 30 

Satyavakya permahadi, GaM<7a,S:t'72p, 43,48, Srivaishnavas, sec<, 61 

Saumyanayaki, goddess, 11 Sri Vila Nanjaiaja Vodeyar, chief, 52 

Senngapatam, town, 2, 31, 63 Sri Vira Narasimha deva, Hoysala king, 50 

Shaji’s tomb, at Eodigeie, 2 Sri Viiupaksha, signatuie, 34 

Slianmukba, god, 16 Sri Visvaksena, god, 10 

Shimoga, town, 1, 8, 16 Srotiiyadaguttige, lental, 59 

Siddabasavegauda, private person, 29, 30 Srotriyadakallapatte, agreement, 59 

Siddalmgesvara 8vanii,5aMif, 25 same as SuUur, village, 57 

Siddapur, village, 25 Siotnyur, same as Suttur, village, 57 

Siddaiamesvaia svami, elite/, 24 Subbaiaya Iyer, E E,, private peir son, 35 

Siddavire gauda, //fiVGfe pet sort, 29 Sokxs,, preceptoi of Eali, 20 

Siiavanbas, seef, 62 Siixysh, god, shrine of, 1'4 

Sindisetti, merchant, 61 Sutfcui, place, 55, 69 

Smgidevapa, devotee, 36 Svayambhunatba, god, 39 

Smkasetti, merchant, 61 



83 


Tadimalingi, place, 
Tagadiu sthala, province, 
Talkad, town, 
Tammappagaada, chief, 
Tannantuladasa, devotee, 
Taiabanahalli, village, 
Tankere, town, 

Teluve Banajigas, sect, 
Terakauambi, place, 
Tereybi, do 

Timmagauda, chief, 
Timmappagauda, do, 
Timma Bia 3 a, Kalale chief, 
Tippaiya, valtil, 

Tippu, Mysore ruler. 


TJehchangainma, goddess, 
TJgra-l^arasimha, god, 
t^ligada Eanganayaka, offcei, 


T 

PA.aE Page 

12 Tippu Sultan, Mifsote ruler, 31 

47 Tippu’ 8 Poit at Manjarabad, 6 

7, 13 Tipusulatana Pada^a, Mysore ruler, 63, 64 
26 Tirumala Raja, Ealale chief, 63 

61 Tivali, musical instiumeut, 57 

10 T -Narasipur, tahik, 13, 38 

2 Tolaharabali, sect, 38 

41 Toremavu, village, 42 

62 Toladappa gauda, chief, 26 

26, 28 T5tada Baya, do, 27 

30 TStadaiayagauda, do, 28, 31 

28 Tnvikrama, god, 19 

63 Tv dike, tax, 47 

29 Tunga, nver, 16 

28, 29 TuDgoti, place, 25, 26 


4 Ummattur, kingdom, 63 

10, 20, 23 Union Jack, flag, 19 

28 Upinabali, place, 48 


V 


Vaidyesvara, god> image of, 

Vamaua, god, 

Vankim, weapon, 

Vaiada, god, group of, 

Vaiada, god, 

Varadaraja, do, 

Varanasi, city, 

Varuna, god, 

Vasudeva tirtha, pond, 

Vayu, god, 

Veiikatadasaiya, devotee, 
Venkatapatiraya, Vijayanagar king, 
Venkataramana, god, 
Venkataramanasvami, god, 
Venkatasamiraja, chief, 

Venngopala, god, 


Wallis Mendress, officer, 


1, 18 

19 
24 
10 
11 
11 
34 

20 
23 
20 
47 
30 
11 
26 

27, 28 
21, 23 


Vigbuesvara, god, 26, 30 

Vijaya Gopalaraya, ru Ur, 28 

Vijayamma, goddess, 43 

Vijayanagar, kingdom, 2, 10, 24 

Yiraballala, Hoysala king, 40 

Virabhadra, god, 13, 26, 47, 52 

Virappagauda, chief, 24 

Vila Ramakrishnadeva, ruler, 30 

Vira Tirumalaraya, Vijayanagar king, 24, 31 
Viravenkatapatiraya, Vijayanagar king, 30 

Virayyadevara, Vlrasaiva guru, 53, 64 

Viiegauda, chief, 25 

Vishnu, god, ^ 18, 19, 20 

Vishnuvardhana, Hoysala king, 18, ] 9, 21 
VitbalesYarai chief, 34 


Vrvsbabhesvara, god. 


W 

28 


y 

Vagacbi, nver, 34, 36 Yikkeri, place, 36 

Yama, dikpalaka, 20 Yiredevarapura, viUagcy 45 

Ya&odaj image of, 11 


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